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FY 2008/2009 Research Topic: 1-06
An Approach to Inclusive Growth: India’s Challenge

Outline

The Indian economy has been rapidly growing. For the last 5 years, the average rate of GDP growth is more than 8 % per annum. While the size of economy has expanded, the gain from economic growth has not been evenly distributed among regions, groups, households, and individuals. As a result, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening in the shadow of high economic growth. This is an alarming signal to the Indian government as it may lead to social unrest and political instability, constraining further economic development.

Our research address this issue and aims 1) to analyze the economic and social problems associated with inequality in Indian contexts, 2) to analyze the determinants of inequality and develop a new index on inequality, 3) to discuss what are necessary for India to bring fair economic dividends to all the people while keeping the pace of economic growth; this is the concept of “Inclusive Growth” by the Indian government, and 4) to propose policy recommendations.

Period

May 2008 - February 2010

Organizer

HIRASHIMA Shigemochi (Professor, Nihon Fukushi University)

Members of the Research Project

HIRASHIMA Shigemochi (Professor, Nihon Fukushi University)
INOUE Takeshi
ITO Seiro
KONDO Norio
KUBO Kensuke
MINATO Kazuki
MURAYAMA Mayumi
ODA Hisaya
TSUJITA Yuko

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