Linkages between poverty and income inequality of urbanrural sector: a time series analysis of Indias urban-based aspirations from 1951 to 1994 Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018, 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This study examines the impact of urban and rural development on poverty and inequality in India before economic reform. The methodology comprises two dimensions. Modern time series methods are used to uncover the dynamic patterns of urbanrural poverty and income inequality. A machine-learning algorithm is used to determine the causal structure among the development indicators. Our results show that reductions in rural poverty appear to be a more effective in reducing both urban and rural poverty, although the costs of achieving these reductions have not been considered.

published proceedings

  • Applied Economics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Kibriya, S., Bessler, D., & Price, E.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM