Regional Inequality in India in the 1990s: A Further Look

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Nirvikar Singh

University of California, Santa Cruz

Jake Kendall

University of Washington, CSE

R.K. Jain

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Jai Chander

Government of India - Reserve Bank of India

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper examines changes in regional inequality in India in the 1990s, using data for 59 of India’s 78 agro-climatic regions from the National Sample Survey. It extends the work of Singh et al. (2003) in two ways. First, it allows for differences in baseline growth performance across individual states. It confirms the relatively poor performance of eastern states in the 1990s. Second, it also analyzes economic performance using NSS consumption expenditure data. In this case, it finds that there was conditional convergence for urban households, but not for rural households in that period.

Suggested Citation

Singh, Nirvikar and Kendall, Jake and Jain, R.K. and Chander, Jai, Regional Inequality in India in the 1990s: A Further Look (December 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2394310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2394310

Nirvikar Singh (Contact Author)

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Jake Kendall

University of Washington, CSE ( email )

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R.K. Jain

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee ( email )

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Roorkee, Uttranachal 247667
India

Jai Chander

Government of India - Reserve Bank of India ( email )

Mumbai
Mumbai, Kerala
India

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