Rangarajan Committee Report on poverty measurement: another lost opportunity

Ranjan Ray, Kompal Sinha

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This is a critical assessment of the Rangarajan Expert Committee on poverty measurement. While much of the media coverage has focused on the poverty lines recommended by the Committee, this article evaluates the methodology adopted and discusses some wider issues that were flagged in the terms of reference set for this Committee. It argues that the Committee missed an opportunity to mark a significant departure from previous approaches (especially in widening the measure of poverty) and provides illustrative empirical evidence in support of this assertion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43 - 48
Number of pages6
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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