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Economic Liberalisation Strategies and Poverty Reduction across Indian States

Singh, Kanhaiya; Kalirajan, Kaliappa

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The focus of the study is the pace of poverty reduction across Indian states and its determinants. In particular, the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) and industrialisation in reducing poverty is examined. Empirical evidence shows that poverty reduction did occur during the 1990s following the implementation of India's economic liberalisation program, which included mainly industrial and FDI policy reform. The empirical analysis shows that, thus far, FDI has not contributed significantly...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSingh, Kanhaiya
dc.contributor.authorKalirajan, Kaliappa
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:20:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0818-9935
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/19651
dc.description.abstractThe focus of the study is the pace of poverty reduction across Indian states and its determinants. In particular, the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) and industrialisation in reducing poverty is examined. Empirical evidence shows that poverty reduction did occur during the 1990s following the implementation of India's economic liberalisation program, which included mainly industrial and FDI policy reform. The empirical analysis shows that, thus far, FDI has not contributed significantly to poverty reduction, but it did influence structural changes in the economy, particularly with respect to industry, which is an important driver of poverty reduction. The analysis clearly shows that states with dominant industrial sectors have been able to reduce poverty faster than states dominated by agriculture. It is argued that targeting of FDI in India has been misplaced. Had it been in the more labour-intensive manufacturing, it would have more effectively contributed to the reduction of poverty.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceAsian-Pacific Economic Literature
dc.titleEconomic Liberalisation Strategies and Poverty Reduction across Indian States
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor140219 - Welfare Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4111581xPUB9
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKalirajan, K P, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSingh, Kanhaiya, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage26
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage42
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8411.2010.01248.x
local.identifier.absseo910199 - Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T08:47:43Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954112698
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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