The Economic Life Of A Bengal District; A Study

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byJames Charles Jack

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...other hand all the clerical and learned professions and the landowners. Amongst the latter the average income is very much higher than the average income of cultivators. Traders and shopkeepers differ in their incomes very greatly, containing amongst their numbers some of the wealthiest families in the district, but in the average being little better off than the ordinary cultivator. The total annual income of the non-agricultural population was ascertained to be rupees 25,051,479 or.£1,670,098 and the average income to be rupees 293 or £19 11s. per family and rupees 58 or nearly £ for each individual. The average income of both classes together amounted to rupees 282 per annum or 7$. 3. per week for each family. It will be convenient to deal with the population in future by families, as the most important part of the investigation was the allocation of each family to one of the four economic classes, according as its circumstances exhibited or approximated to a condition of comfort or a condition of physical want. As has been explained this classification was based upon the apparent condition of the family as revealed by personal inspection rather than upon any calculation of income, but the average incomes which the mass of figures yielded for the four classes corresponded very fairly with the totals of the normal domestic budgets which had been arrived at by an examination of expenditure in selected families in the four economic conditions. Of the population examined 167,139 families, or very nearly half the total population, were classified as living in circumstances of comfort, 96,294 families, or more than half the remainder, as living in a condition which although below comfort was yet above hardship, 63,969 families, or i8 per cent, o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...other hand all the clerical and learned professions and the landowners. Amongst the latter the average income is very much highe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217346448

ISBN - 13:9780217346443

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