WIDER Seminar Series

Jeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India

WIDER Seminar Series

Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March

Abstract  -  One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India

In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data, photographs, 360-degree media, and documentary footage of One Hundred Indian Homes, representing the entire range of per-capita consumption levels found across the country. The result is a website, which lets users visit and compare the One Hundred Homes -- and which upends much conventional wisdom on who's poor and who's not.

This presentation introduces the website but also raises issues about the collection of consumption data in India (and pretty much all poor countries). Problems old and new are discussed.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases recent and ongoing work on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others interested in development topics. Click here to learn more.

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