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Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

Abstract

This book provides an account of economic development in Palanpur, a village in rural north India, based on five detailed surveys of the village over the period 1957 to 1993. These five decades have seen economic well being rise in some important respects, but stagnation and even decline in other areas. The analysis presented here focuses on the reasons behind this uneven progress. The chapters in the book tie in the background issues of the evolution of poverty and inequality and mobility over time with causal factors such as technological progress, demographic and sectoral changes, the opera ... More

Keywords: demographic change, economic development, India, inequality, markets, mobility, poverty, public action, technological change, village economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198288328.001.0001

Authors

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Peter Lanjouw, author
The World Bank
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Nicholas Stern, author
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
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Part I The Village

Chapter 1 Palanpur:

Jean Drèze and Naresh Sharma

Chapter 2 Economic Development in Palanpur, 1957–93*

Jean Drèze, Peter Lanjouw and Naresh Sharma

Part II The Economics of Change

II‐A The Forces of Change

Chapter 3 Population Growth, Employment Expansion and Technological Change

Christopher Bliss, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

II‐B Outcomes

Chapter 4 Poverty in Palanpur

Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

Chapter 5 Inequality

Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

Chapter 6 Nutrition*

Jocelyn Kynch

II‐C Economic Institutions

Anindita Mukherjee

Chapter 7 Casual Labour*

Anindita Mukherjee

Chapter 8 Tenancy

Naresh Sharma and Jean Drèze*

Chapter 9 Credit*

Jean Drèze, Peter Lanjouw and Naresh Sharma