Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Hardcover | June 1, 1998

byPeter Lanjouw, Nicholas Stern

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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 inother areas. The analysis presented here focuses on the reasons behind this uneven progress. The authors 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 operationof markets, and the role of public action. The richness and unique nature of the qualitative and quantitative data collected and presented by Lanjouw and Stern yields an analysis which illuminates questions of direct importance to researchers in a wide variety of disciplines.

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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 inother areas. The analysis presented here focus...

Peter Lanjouw is a Economist, Development Economics Research Group at The World Bank. Nicholas Stern is a Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:668 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.57 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198288328

ISBN - 13:9780198288329

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