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Non-Food Expenditures and Consumption Inequality in India

  title={Non-Food Expenditures and Consumption Inequality in India},
  author={Amit Basole and Deepankar Basu},
This paper contributes to the ongoing debate about economic inequality in India during the post-reform period. We analyze consumption inequality through the hitherto neglected lens of nonfood expenditure. Using household level consumption expenditure data from the quinquennial "thick" rounds of the NSS, we show that inequality within food and non-food groups has declined, even as overall expenditure inequality has increased over time. We suggest that the rise in overall expenditure inequality… 
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