Key Findings

Research and Policy Briefs:

No.1 Public Distribution System: More People Rely on PDS than Ever Before by Sonalde Desai

No.2 Marriage is a Family Affair by Sonalde Desai

Other key findings:

Crime victimization rates: First all-India victimization rates.

Household Amenities: Piped water, LPG for cooking, and electricity depend on household and state income levels.

Household Assets: Distribution of household assets. Districtwise variation across India.

Marriage patterns: Most spouses first meet on wedding day. Arranged marriages vary widely across India.

Renting in vs. renting out land: Renting in land more common in agriculturally backward regions.

Rural/urban income: Rural - urban income differences largest at the bottom.

Rural nonagricultural incomes: Rural higher income households more often have both non-agricultural and agricultural income. Rural households with both non-agricultural and agricultural incomes tend to be in poorer states.

Salaries: Public sector salary advantage is largest for least educated.

Wage rates: Earnings returns to education are greater for secondary school and beyond.

 

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