Poverty, Inequality, and Population (OIP): Essays in Development and Applied Measurement

Paperback | October 10, 2012

byD. Jayaraj, S. Subramanian

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The subjects of poverty, inequality, and population are integral to the study of human development. Poverty and taxation, distribution of wealth and deprivation, extent of child labour, and composition of the population are all significant indicators of socio-economic development that demandboth rigorous measurement and careful analysis in the assessment of a society's progress. The authors employ measurement of these key indicators to assess:* potential impact of redistributive taxation on poverty; * nexus between poverty and child labour;* distribution of wealth in a society; and* the crucial aspects of age and gender composition of population. The ability to obtain meaningful answers to these questions is frequently determined by the ability to measure the extent and composition of poverty, inequality, and population. Thus, this volume addresses both the formal elements of measurement as well as applications of these in addressing thesubstantive elements of development.

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The subjects of poverty, inequality, and population are integral to the study of human development. Poverty and taxation, distribution of wealth and deprivation, extent of child labour, and composition of the population are all significant indicators of socio-economic development that demandboth rigorous measurement and careful analysi...

D. Jayaraj is Professor of Economics at Madras Institute of Development Studies. S. Subramanian is Professor of Economics at Madras Institute of Development Studies.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Out of School and (Probably) in Work: Child Labour and Capability Deprivation in India2. Poverty Eradication Through Redistributive Taxation: Some Elementary Considerations3. Poverty and Discrimination: Measurement and Evidence from Rural India4. Horizontal and Vertical Inequality: Some Interconnections and Indicators5. The Distribution of Household Wealth in India6. Comparing the Age Structures of Populations7. Assessing the 'Agedness' of a Population8. Assessing the 'Femaleness' of a Population9. Women's Well-being and the Sex Ratio at Birth: Some Suggestive Evidence from India10. The Well-being Implications of a Change in the Sex Ratio of a Population11. Manufacturing Hysteria: On Census-inspired 'Nationalism'12. Abusing DemographyBibliography