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National rural employment guarantee scheme, poverty and prices in rural India

Gaiha, Raghav; Kulkarni, V S; Pandey, Manoj; Imai, K S


The objective of this analysis is mainly to construct an intuitive measure of the performance of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in India. The focus is on divergence between demand and supply at the district level. Some related issues addressed are: (i) whether the gap between demand and supply responds to poverty; and (ii) whether recent hikes in NREGS wages are inflationary. Our analysis confirms responsiveness of the positive gap between demand and supply to poverty....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0021909610383365


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