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Udaya S Mishra and William Joe
 
''Defining poor to defining rich: Gauging the middle class in India''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.4 )
 
 
This is a simple illustration of using the concept of poverty gap in determining the rich and in turn the middle class given the consumption expenditure distribution of a population. Based on the transfer principle from rich to the poor it assumes complete alleviation of poverty. Such an exposition of defining affluence or rich conveys an understanding of inequality on one hand and extent of richness on the other
 
 
Keywords: affluence, middle class
JEL: I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare: General
I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
 
Manuscript Received : Nov 11 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 09 2010

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