Occupational Structure and Incidence of Poverty in Indian Towns of Different Sizes

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Amaresh Dubey

North Eastern Hill University

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

India Development Foundation; University of Gothenburg; University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Students; Indian School of Public Policy

Wilima Wadhwa

Society for Economic Research and Financial Analysis (SERFA)

Date Written: February 2001

Abstract

This paper investigates the incidence of poverty in Indian towns and cities of various sizes of population. It also tests the hypothesis that larger towns and cities, because of their size, are capable of supporting more complex economic activities, improving labor productivity, and hence lowering the incidence of poverty. In particular, similar levels of education, ceteris paribus, have a larger impact in bigger conurbations.

Suggested Citation

Dubey, Amaresh and Gangopadhyay, Shubhashis and Wadhwa, Wilima, Occupational Structure and Incidence of Poverty in Indian Towns of Different Sizes (February 2001). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 49-59, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2724262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9361.00106

Amaresh Dubey (Contact Author)

North Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong
Meghalaya
India

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

India Development Foundation ( email )

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India
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University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg
Sweden

University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Students

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Netherlands

Indian School of Public Policy

Delhi
India

Wilima Wadhwa

Society for Economic Research and Financial Analysis (SERFA) ( email )

New Delhi
India

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