What Contributes to Disparity in Rural-Urban Poverty in Tamil Nadu? A District Level Analysis

A Narayanamoorthy, Munir Ahmad Hanjra

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Abstract

Eradicating world hunger and extreme poverty has been a high profile issue on the global development agenda. Yet the distribution of rural-urban poverty and the extent of its disparity remain unknown. To-date poverty has been regarded largely as a rural issue. The poverty rates are higher in the rural areas in almost all developing countries, and in aggregate terms most people still live in rural areas (World Bank, 2008). However, due to globalisation the population of even developing countries is urbanizing fast (UNDP, 2006). Would the locus of poverty move from rural to urban poverty? Would the urban share of poverty grow over time? Should future poverty '
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-244
Number of pages17
JournalIndian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume65
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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