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Growth and Inequality

Growth and Inequality
The Contrasting Trajectories of India and Brazil

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  • Date Published: February 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108588874

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  • Inequality is a global concern, for its social and human consequences, and its impact on the pace and pattern of economic growth. In India and Brazil, this issue has received increasing attention in recent years. In Brazil, inequality grew until the 1980s, when it reached extreme levels, but has since been declining, especially during the first decade of the twenty-first century. In India, inequality showed little change up to the 1980s, but has since been rising. These differences result from a variety of economic, social and political factors, which are examined in depth in this comparative study. The book examines inequality in overall distributions of income and expenditure, and disparities across gender, region, caste, race, and access to education. It compares the experience of the two countries, and draws conclusions on the types of policy frameworks and institutions that might lead to a more equitable pattern of growth.

    • Presents a comparative study enriched by tabular data
    • Combines analysis of political forces, macro-economic trends, labour market patterns, and social policies
    • Uses an interdisciplinary approach and extensive statistical analysis
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    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108588874
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of graphs and maps
    Preface and acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    1. Brazil and India: a mirror image of each other?
    2. Approach and method 3. India and Brazil in the decades
    4. India and Brazil from 1980 until the present
    5. Key divides and cleavages: ruptures, continuities, or adaptation?
    6. Inequality in social and economic context
    7. Post-script
    Index.

  • Authors

    Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
    Alexandre Barbosa is Professor of Economic History and International Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His research interests include the study of inequality and the labour market in Brazil, both in the present and in the past; the role of developmentalism in Brazilian economic history; and Brazil's pattern of economic international integration, particularly the impact of the rise of China and the potential of South-South cooperation.

    Maria Cristina Cacciamali, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
    Maria Cristina Cacciamali is Professor of Latin American Political Economy, Public Policy and Labour Studies at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is also Senior Researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council in political economy and comparative studies of labour markets, institutions, income distribution and informal economy.

    Gerry Rodgers, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
    Gerry Rodgers is Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. He has worked in the fields of poverty, inequality, labour, human resources and employment, especially in India and in Latin America, and has published widely in these fields. His current research is concerned with inclusive development in Bihar, and with the differing experiences of labour market inequality in Brazil and India.

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