Economic growth is displayed in this analysis as the average growth of the gross domestic product for the ten year period 1980 to 1992. (Dre'ze(a) table A2)
Economic growth is generally believed to be an essential condition for the improvement of well-being. However, in the several studies searching for the causes of the high well-being within India, economists have been unable to establish a relationship between economic growth and well-being. In those states of India where economic growth is much higher than in Kerala, (data table) the well-being is lower.
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