It is time to move beyond the growth vs redistribution debate and focus on economic mobility

Maitreesh Ghatak argues that while growth is necessary for poverty alleviation or improvements in social indicators, it is not sufficient. In order to take advantage of growth opportunities, the poor need access to human capital, the key inputs to which are education and health.

The duality of the Gujarat model – high levels of per capita income and high rates of growth with low levels of social indicators and slow rates of improvement – is once again in the news. A news report in The Economist suggests that the Government of India is dragging its feet on the release […]