Titel: How India Earns, Spends and Saves: Unmasking the Real India
Autor/en: Rajesh Shukla
1. Juli 2010 - gebunden - 202 Seiten
How India Earns, Spends and Saves maps the earning, spending and saving profiles of Indians in the post-liberalisation era. It studies how socio-economic, religious and individual characteristics lead to inequality in the incomes of households. Among other aspects of the problematique, it reveals that while a household's income is primarily dependent on socio-economic factors (occupation, education and age of its chief earner), its economic prosperity is impacted by factors like its spending and saving levels, sectors of employment of members, state of residence, and so on.
The book is based on the results of the National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE) 2004-05, conducted under the aegis of the National Council for Applied Economics Research (NCAER). It not only offers valuable insights for economic analysts, policy makers, development professionals and academics, but the primary data of the survey also offers opportunities for further research.
Foreword Rama Bijapurkar
Message Suman Bery
Earning Pattern of Indian Households
Spending Pattern of Indian Households
Saving Pattern of Indian Households
Income Pyramid - Distribution and Income Disparity
Rural Well Being
Urban Well Being
Annexure: Concepts, Definitions and Survey Methodology
Rajesh Shukla is Director of NCAER-Center for Macro Consumer Research (NCAER-CMCR). He is a Statistician, who has specialised in sample survey and data analysis. He has been involved for over 15 years in primary and secondary data based socio-economic studies (baseline, impact evaluation and longitudinal) and has executed over 25 national level studies covering a range of topics such as household income, expenditure and saving; tourism, science and technology, public understanding of science, youth as human resource and energy.
He has worked as technical advisor to several reputed national and international institutions such as United Nations Committee on Tourism Statistics, WTO, Spain; McKinsey Global Institute, Washington; Government of Sultanate of Oman; Asian Development Bank, Manila; Yale Centre for Consumer Insight, and so on. He has been engaged in compiling, integrating and analysing GESIS longitudinal datasets of European Countries. He is part of the collaborative research on 'Construction of Global Indicators of Science and Technology' at the London School of Economics since 2002.
He has authored seven books, more than 25 research reports, a number of research papers and popular articles. Some of his distinctive publications include First India Science Report (NCAER, 2004-05), Domestic Tourism Survey (Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, 2002-03), Tourism Satellite of India (Ministry of Tourism, 2006), The Great Indian Middle Class (NCAER, 2005), The Great Indian Market (NCAER, 2004) and The Next Urban Frontier: Twenty Cities to Watch (NCAER, 2008).
The survey on which this book is based covered over 440,000 households in rural and urban India spread over 24 states. No previous research project has had such a formidable sample base. It is no overstatement that we had at our disposal data from one of the most scientifically designed and meticulously conducted surveys of its kind in India. The effort, which marks the debut of the NCAER-Centre for Macro Consumer Research (NCAER-CMCR), explores the connection between national economic well-being and phenomenon like urbanisation, consumerism and rural market evolution.