ISBN 9788132104766,How India Earns, Spends and Saves : Unmasking the Real India

How India Earns, Spends and Saves : Unmasking the Real India


Rajesh Shukla


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132104766

ISBN-10 8132104765

Hard Back

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)


This book 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. Table of Contents Foreword by RAMA BIJAPURKAR Message by SUMAN BERY Introduction 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 Index