This paper provides a detailed profile of poverty among rural households and tries to unravel various factors as well as processes that shape poverty conditions among rural households. The study is based in South-West Madhya Pradesh (SWMP), which represents one of the seven regions (classified by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO)) having the highest incidence of rural poverty in India. The analysis is placed in the larger context of the processes of development and marginalisation in the region.
Chronic Poverty in SouthWest Madhya Pradesh:A Multidimensional Analysis ofIts Extent and Causes, CPRC-IIPA Working Paper No. 5, Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 39 pp. [This paper has been published as a chapter in a book entitled Chronic Poverty in India, edited by Aasha Kapur Mehta, Sourabh Ghosh, Deepa Chatterjee, Nikhila Menon, IIPA/CPRC, 2003, 389 pp.]