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Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades$
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Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198288328.001.0001

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Poverty in Palanpur

Poverty in Palanpur

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(p.313) Chapter 4 Poverty in Palanpur
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Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades
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Peter Lanjouw (Contributor Webpage)

Nicholas Stern (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198288328.003.0004

This chapter studies poverty in Palanpur. The meaning of poverty based on a notion of low annual income is contrasted with that based on a notion of lifestyle and readily observed means. A profile of the poor is developed. The evolution of poverty levels and the profile of poverty over time is documented. Income mobility in the village as a whole, and amongst agricultural labourers in particular, is studied.

Keywords:   agricultural labourers, annual income, income mobility, lifestyle, means, poverty, poverty profile, poverty trends

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