INCOME INEQUALITY IN INDIA. MADHURA SWAMINATHAN AND VIKAS RAWAL. There is an impression – both within India and outside – that India is a country of relatively low income inequality.
MADHURA SWAMINATHAN AND VIKAS RAWAL
Source: HDR 2010 cited in Economic Survey 2010-2011
Note. These are adjusted Gini coefficients, following Chen, Tsaur and Rhai (1982).
There were substantial variations across villages, although the common feature of the three villages with higher than average inequality was that they were canal-irrigated villages.
Palma (2006) and *from ESCAP Yearbook 2009.