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PovcalNet: the on-line tool for poverty measurement developed by the Development Research Group of the World Bank, http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/.
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Prepared by Sonali Jain-Chandra and Johanna Schauer.
World Bank’s PovcalNet reports for India a consumption based Gini coefficient of 33.9 for 2010 and 35.5 for 2012, while Solt’s Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) aiming for comparability across countries, estimates an income-based Gini coefficient of 47.9 for 2011. The Gini coefficient is an inequality measure ranging from 0 to 100, where 0 signifies that everyone has the same income (very equal distribution) and 100 implies that the richest person has all the income (very unequal distribution).
The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) is a nationally representative panel survey organized by researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi (see Desai and Vanneman, 2016). It has been used by the Luxembourg Income Study, the World Bank’s Povcalnet, and many other researchers (see http://ihds.info/papersusing-ihds-public-data).