Roy, Satyaki (2011): Trends and Patterns in Consumption Expenditure: A Review of Class and Rural-Urban Disparities.
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This paper primarily aims to capture the changing patterns of consumption expenditure of three broad classes, namely, the ‘upper’ ‘middle’ and ‘bottom’ classes in the rural and urban India. In contrast to what is generally held that differences in consumption of necessaries across classes decline more the economy grows, this paper argues that there had been hardly any sign of convergence. Furthermore, in the cases of most of the food and non‐food items, especially, education and medical services the consumption expenditure in real terms is showing trends of a widening gap between the upper and the bottom classes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trends and Patterns in Consumption Expenditure: A Review of Class and Rural-Urban Disparities|
|Keywords:||consumption, class, inequality|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > H31 - Household
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E65 - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E21 - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
|Depositing User:||Satyaki Roy|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jan 2012 21:01|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 07:42|
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