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Author Rao, Vijayendra.

Title Poverty and public celebrations in rural India [electronic resource] / Vijayendra Rao.

Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Development Research Group, Poverty and Human Resources, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
Series Policy research working paper ; 2528
Policy research working papers ; 2528.
World Bank e-Library.
Notes "January 2001"--Cover.
Title from title screen as viewed on Sept. 23, 2002.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-25)
Contents Very poor households spend large sums on celebrations. To the extent that these expenditures are central to maintaining the networks essential for social relationships and coping with poverty, these are reasonable expenses. To the extent that they are status competitions, they may merely increase conspicuous consumption.
Other formats Also available in print.
Other author World Bank. Development Research Group. Poverty and Human Resources.
Subject Poverty -- India.
India -- Anniversaries, etc.
India -- Social life and customs.