Major Dimensions of Inequalities in India: Wage

  • 2014
  • Sona Mitra

The discourse on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) around the progress in human development in the last two decades recognised the growing inequalities in income that impede the fulfillment of human rights and wellbeing. There has been a quantum jump in global inequality; the total income of the world’s top 1.75 percent earners exceed those of the bottom 77 percent1. Studies show that inequality has increased both within and between countries, which acts as a barrier to individual development and sustained economic growth. This is especially true for the developing regions, where for a protracted period, policy measures have not been able to adequately tackle this problem.

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