It is where you are that matters: the spatial determinants of rural poverty in India

Palmer Jones, Richard and Sen, Kunal (2006) It is where you are that matters: the spatial determinants of rural poverty in India. Agricultural Economics, 34 (3). pp. 229-242. ISSN 1574-0862

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Abstract

The spatial patterns of poverty in India are of considerable importance in themselves and for development theory and practice. This article examines the determinants of rural poverty in India using spatial econometric methods. It finds that while agricultural growth is the key determinant of rural poverty declines, there is significant spatial dependence in the growth rates of agricultural output. Irrigation is the primary driver of agricultural growth, and spatial variations in irrigation development seem to be associated with agro-ecological conditions which may be vastly different within Indian states, parts of which may be similar to those prevailing in geographically contiguous states. Poverty reduction strategies need to be designed in the light of spatial factors and using spatial methods.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:47
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 11:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31224
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0864.2006.00121.x

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