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Does Higher Economic Growth Reduce Poverty and Increase Inequality? Evidence from Urban India
Sabyasachi Tripathi
This paper calculates select urban inequality and poverty indices and fi nds their policy linkages. In order to empirically estimate the links between poverty and inequality, it uses the new theoretical framework which was proposed by Araar and Timothy (2006). In addition, it estimates the determinants of urban poverty and inequality by using data pertaining to 52 large cities in India. The main results show that higher levels of city economic growth and large city population agglomerations are associated with a reduction in the poverty level of cities and an increase in the extent of inequality between cities.

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