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Title Economic Growth and Regional Disparties in India
Author Prabhjot Kumar
Year 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 220
ISBN10, ISBN13 9386397110, 9789386397119
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The Title 'Economic Growth and Regional Disparties in India written/authored/edited by Prabhjot Kumar', published in the year 2017. The ISBN 9789386397119 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 220 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Economic. POD
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This book highlights the regional disparities in India in terms of per capita income, HDI as well as its components and in respect of the measures of human poverty index over a period of 30 years since the 1980s. Appropriate statistical and economic tools are used to determine the causes of socioeconomic disparities across Indian states. The signs of progress in economic and social indicators have been found in few states while other states lag behind, implying thereby unevenness and unequal spread of the benefits of economic growth among the states of India. The book also identifies the factors underlying divergence in economic and social activity in India and provides policy suggestions for bringing about more balanced and inclusive development in India.


Dr. Prabhjot Kaur is an Assistant Professor in Economics at D.A.V. College, Bathinda and has been teaching Economics for the last two years. She did her Ph.D. in Economics from Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has many research papers to her credit, presented in various national and international seminars and conferences and has published a number of research papers in refereed national and international journals. Her areas of interest are Development Economics and Regional Economics.



Foreword. 9

Preface. 11

Acknowledgement. 13

List of Tables. 15

List of Figures. 17

1. Introduction. 21
• Plan of the Study.

2. Review of Literature. 37
• Notes.

3. Data Base and Methodology. 63
• Variables of the Study • Methodology • s-convergence • Unconditional b-convergence • Conditional b-Convergence • Panel Data Regression Models • Pooled OLS • F- test for Fixed Effects • Breusch–Pagan LM Test for Random Effects • Hausman Test for comparing Fixed and Random Effects • Factor Analysis • Normalisation of Data • Coefficient of Variation • Time Series Unit Root Tests • Panel Data Unit Root Tests • Levin, Lin and Chu Test • Im, Pesaran and Shin Test • Residual-Based LM Test • Human Poverty Index.

4. An Examination of Income Convergence Across Indian States. 81
• Section-I • s-convergence • Unconditional b-convergence • Reasons for Divergence in Per capita NSDP • Section-II • Conditional Convergence
• Section-III • Time Series Unit Root Test for Stochastic Convergence • Section-IV • Panel Data Unit Root Tests for Stochastic Convergence
• Section-V • Conclusion.

5. An Examination of Convergence Hypothesis in Case of Human Development Index Across Indian States. 125
• Section-I • s-convergence • Section-II • Unconditional b-convergence • Life Expectancy • Section-III • Adult Literacy Rate • Section-IV • Section-V • Section-VI • Conclusion.

6. An Inter-State Analysis of Economic Development in India. 155
• Section-I • Composite Development Index • Composite Development Index • Composite Development Index • Composite Development Index
• Section-II • Convergence-Divergence • Section-III • Conclusion.

7. Measuring Human Poverty in India: An Inter State Analysis. 173
• Section–I • Health Deprivation • Knowledge Deprivation • Economic Deprivation • Section–II • Section–III • Section–IV • Conclusion.

8. Summary, Conclusions and Policy Implications. 191
• Objectives of the Study • Data Base and Methodology • Plan of the Study • Main Findings of the Study • Policy Implications.

Bibliography. 205

Index. 215





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