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Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

, reflecting disguised unemployment, that is a national tragedy. If the WPR is declining due to rising incomes, we would expect it to be located in richer households — households with higher Monthly per Capita Expenditure and among women with higher education. A comparison of rural female WPRs between 2004-5 and 2017-18 does not suggest that the decline is located primarily among the privileged sections of the rural population. Between 2004-5

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FY18 unemployment level is high but not comparable with previous surveys: NSO -Asit Ranjan Mishra * NSO says the change in criteria from Monthly per Capita Expenditure to education levels has direct implications on the comparability of the results * Official data suggests unemployment rate rose to 45-year high of 6.1% in FY18 A day after the Narendra Modi government took oath of office for its second term, the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday formally released the leaked annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS

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Are farmers collateral damage of modern economic growth? -Sanjiv Phansalkar

the per capita contribution to GDP of the farm household to about a tenth of its urban counterpart. The disparities in living standards perhaps are less stark, though quite bad. Measured in terms of Monthly per Capita Expenditure, a rural household in Bihar spends at best 30% of what an urban household in Maharashtra does. Please click here to read more.

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Wealth in India: The poor do not count -Manas Chakravarty

e return or income from these assets. Now, let’s take a look at consumption. Chart 2, taken from the report ‘Key indicators of Household Consumer Expenditure in India’, shows the Monthly per Capita Expenditure of the different classes, from the poorest 5% to the richest 5%. Please click here to read more.

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Ten years after Sachar Report -Zeeshan Shaikh

.27%. The government subsequently stopped releasing data on police personnel broken down by religion. In the years both preceding and following Sachar, Muslims continued to have the lowest average Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) among all communities. The work participation rate for Muslim men increased only slightly to 49.5% in 2011 from 47.5% in 2001; for Muslim women, the increase was even smaller, from 14.1% in 2001 to 14.8% in 2011.

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Indians spend more on religious services than sanitation -Dipti Jain

tailoring, car parking, coolie/porter and toll charges, and sewage disposal and sanitation. The list does not include important categories of health and education. As per the report, of the total Monthly per Capita Expenditure spent on miscellaneous consumer services, religious services accounted for almost 9% in rural areas, as against a mere 0.22% on sewage disposal and sanitation. Urban India spent 5.7% of its More »

Social goods lead to public good -Ashok Varma

nt annually during 2005-15 — against 5 per cent annual growth in the preceding decade, as the government increased social sector spending during the last 10 years. However, the average rural Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) at ₹1,430 is still about half the average urban MPCE of ₹2,630. A higher social sector spend by the government is the key to India’s sustained high economic growth, as it would cut rural populace’s

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World Bank poverty estimates are poor, says government -Dilasha Seth

's population, based on the World Bank's poverty line. The bank had raised the line from $1.25 a day of expenditure. The new methodology is based on modified mixed reference period, the measure of Monthly per Capita Expenditure when household consumer expenditure on most food items is recorded for a reference period of the "last seven days" preceding the survey period. For household consumer expenditure on items of clothing and bedding, f

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Why The Poor Are More likely To Be Undernourished -Nidhi Kaicker, Vani S. Kulkarni & Raghav Gaiha

e cereals, vegetables, milk or poultry products  are consumed depends on the interplay of income, food prices and tastes or preferences for "variety". Calorie intake rises with income. Monthly per Capita Expenditure rose but moderately. Relative food price effects matter too, as households make substitutions for cheaper sources of calories. If, for example, cereal prices rise faster than vegetable oil and sugar prices,  the latter

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