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Has pandemic increased inequality in India? NBER paper says no 

The NBER paper flies in the face of conventional wisdom that talks of a K-shaped recovery

January 14, 2022 / 08:58 AM IST
Has pandemic increased inequality in India? NBER paper says no 

The whole world has been talking of inequality rising during the pandemic. Talk of a K-shaped recovery is the norm, with the well-off depicted by the arm of the K and the poor by its leg. An Oxfam report on the impact of COVID-19 is titled, ‘The Inequality Virus’. The World Bank carried out a global survey on the impact of the pandemic and said, ‘Preliminary evidence suggests that the pandemic has also caused within-country income inequality to rise somewhat...

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