Pradhan, Hemanta Kumar (2012) Patterns of Consumption Expenditure in Rural Household: A Case Study of Select Villages of Sundargarh District of Odisha. MA thesis.
Day by day the income elasticity of demand is increasing with the change in income as well as occupation. The traditional MPCE of the rural masses has been largely influenced ad affected by the grip of modernity. The study analyses the pattern of consumption expenditure of rural households to show the frequent changes in both food and non-food consumption expenditure due to the changes in income and occupation of the people. Consumption expenditure is increasing due to increase in urbanization, breaking up of the traditional joint family system, desire for quality food, lack of time which translates in to an increased need for convenience. Increasing number of working women, rise in the per-capita income in forcible situations of other dominants, changing lifestyles and increasing level of affluence of the surroundings with lack of saving attitude and appropriate awareness brought a significant changes in the expenditure patterns among the rural communities. The present study also defines the income elasticity of expenditure as proxy for income elasticity of quantity demanded for selected food and non-food commodities among different income and occupation class in Western Odisha through an Engel ratio analysis. To examine the impact, the actual distribution of monthly per capita incomes and other selected characteristics of different income classes have been taken.
|Item Type:||Thesis ( MA)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Consumption Expenditure, MPCE, Engel Ratio, Rural Households, Western Odisha|
|Subjects:||Humanities & Social Sciences > Financial Economics|
|Divisions:||Social Sciences > Department of Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Pradhan Hemanta|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2012 18:11|
|Last Modified:||10 May 2012 18:11|
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