Year: 2016, Issue: December

Study on inequality of income among the shrimp farmers in Andhra Pradesh, an empirical data analysis with Gini index.

Author:

Yarrakula Mahesh Babu, S. S. Dana, H. K. De, Sanjeev Kumar and Bhanu Prakash

Keyword:

Shrimp farmers, Income, Lorenz curve, Gini index.
Aquaculture is providing considerable amount of animal protein which is very essential for the growing demand of the continual growth of world population. This paper presents estimates of income inequality among the shrimp farmers in two major vannamei producing districts of Andhra Pradesh. Gini index for the income has been calculated separately for the two districts to show the extent of inequality. The estimates showed the high extent of inequality among the shrimp farmers with respect to their income. Results of the study showed that, first 20% of the population from Nellore and Prakasam district had 3.55% and 4.69% of the total income whereas the upper 20% of population had 41.07% and 46.2% of the total income respectively.

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