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Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach


Purusottam Nayak


North-Eastern Hill University

Santanu Ray


North Eastern Hill University

January 1, 2008

GROWTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH-EAST INDIA, pp. 201-216, P. Nayak, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009

Abstract:     
The present paper is an attempt to highlight the magnitude and the problems of unbalanced human development in the state of Meghalaya using data collected for a Major Research Project of UGC. The study reveals widespread variations in human development across all the seven districts and disparities between rural and urban areas and between male and female groups of population within the state. There exists a significant level of disparity both in income consumption and in non-income attainments over the districts. The inequality in economic attainment happens to be very high. However, both measures of variation and inequality index suggest that few non-income indicators such as intensity of formal education and infant mortality rate have disparities over economic indicators which are indeed a cause of considerable concern. In addition, economic inequality is much higher than the overall HDI inequality. With an evidence of a huge shortfall in HDI the existing level of variation and disabilities calls for a need to redesign the public policies that directly affect the welfare of the people.

Keywords: Human development, disparities

JEL Classification: O1, O4

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Date posted: January 7, 2008 ; Last revised: November 16, 2009

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Nayak, Purusottam and Ray, Santanu, Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach (January 1, 2008). GROWTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH-EAST INDIA, pp. 201-216, P. Nayak, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1081281

Contact Information

Purusottam Nayak (Contact Author)
North-Eastern Hill University ( email )
Department of Economics
Shillong, Meghalaya 793022
India
91-364-2723183 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://pnayak.webs.com/
Santanu Ray
North Eastern Hill University ( email )
Umshing
Meghalaya
Shillong, Meghalaya
India
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