ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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September 20, 1875 ty with the widely shared belief that ia any such household survey, higher incomes are under-reported while the lower incomes are over-stated. This is said to happen because high income households may not be adequately included even in a fairly large-scale sample survey. Also, some of the very poor people who do not have any house, are usually excluded from the sample. Such deficiencies in coverage distort the picture of income distribution obtained from survey data" (p 193). It is likely that the more prosperous the year the more the possibility of the richer incomes getting excluded from the sample studies; hence the illusion of declining inequality.

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