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Population, Poverty and Employment in India

Population, Poverty and Employment in India IN the second section of his article, 'Population, Poverty and Employment' (EPW, November 14, 1992) T N Krishnan examines the factors that determine the inter-state differences in foodgrains consumption and evaluates the role of the public distribution system in lessening the inequalities in consumption. In this connection, Krishnan has tried to fit regression equations for different time points with the data of different states and with the result of these equations, he comes to a number of conclusions like (a) positive correlation of foodgrain output with per capita foodgrain consumption, (b) negative correlation between per capita state income and consumption, and (c) negative but satisfactorily insignificant correlation between price and quantity consumed. The R2, calculated for the estimated model (see Table 6) for the year

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