The study examines the dynamic nature of movements into and out of poverty over a period when poverty has fallen substantially in India. The analysis identifies people who escaped poverty and those who fell into it over the period 2005 to 2012. The analysis identifies people who escaped poverty and those who fell into it over the period 2005 to 2012. Using panel data from the India Human Development Survey for 2005 and 2012, the authors find that the risks of marginalized communities such as Dalits and Adivasis of falling into or remaining in poverty were higher than those for more privileged groups.
Data management for this article was funded by the UK Department for International Developmen as part of its Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP)
Thorat A, Vanneman R, Desai S, Dubey A. (2017) Escaping and Falling into Poverty in India Today. World Development. 2017 May;93 413-426. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.01.004. P
Escaping and Falling into Poverty in India Today
Published 30 January 2017