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

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Economic Growth and Income Distribution-The Indian Experience of Development

The Indian Experience of Development S R Hashim Income distribution, as reflected in the distribution of household consumption expenditure. has shown remarkable stability over four-and-a-half decades in India. India, and south Asia as a whole, have a more egalitarian distribution of income relative to other countries. Nor does income distribution appear to be related to levels of income or the pace of growth. What are the factors that have helped in maintaining a relatively more egalitarian income distribution in India?

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