Dr Kompal Sinha works at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Australia. She has previously worked at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Department of Economics at Monash University. She received her Ph.D. from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her research focuses on health economics, development economics and labour economics. Her recent research has focused on issues including subjective well-being, multi-dimensional poverty, intra-household decision making, labour supply, nutrition and calorie consumption, analysis of HIV/AIDS, health-related quality of life and willingness-to-pay.
A critical assessment of the Rangarajan Panel Report on poverty measurement
30 Oct 2014
An expert committee headed by C Rangarajan was appointed by the government to rethink poverty measurement in India. This column provides a critical assessment of the recently released report of the Committee. It contends that while the Committee has proposed some positive changes, it missed an opportunity to mark a significant departure from previous approaches to poverty measurement.
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