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Impact of household size and family composition on poverty in rural India

Meenakshi, J. V; Ray, Ranjan


This paper utilises micro data on consumption, family composition and land ownership of nearly 70,000 rural Indian households to analyse poverty in rural India. The study, conducted at the disaggregated level of individual States, examines the impact of household size and composition, caste, gender of household head, and size of land ownership on a household’s poverty status. The introduction of consumption economies of household size and of adult/child consumption relativities affect the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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