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Economic Development in Palanpur, 1957–93 <sup>*</sup>

Jean Drèze, Peter Lanjouw and Naresh Sharma

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198288329
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198288328.003.0002
 Economic Development in Palanpur, 1957–93  *

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Surveys the broad process of economic and social change in Palanpur between 1957 and 1993. Population growth, occupational diversification, and technological change are identified as key forces of change in the village economy. The evolution of asset ownership is studied. Changes in income levels and their distribution are examined. Access to and provision of public services is analysed. The persistence of social inequalities against the backdrop of economic change is highlighted.

Keywords: asset ownership; income distribution; income growth; occupational diversification; population growth; public services; social inequality; technological change

Chapter.  48595 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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