Rajaratnam, Abel

Validating the Wealth Ranking by Participatory Rural Appraisal Vs Formal Survey in Identifying the Rural Poor

This paper a) identifies classifiers of economic status used by rural communities in the area studied - Tamil Nadu, India, b) attempts to determine why local communitites and development professionals have used 'incorrect' criteria for this classification and c)compares standard economic household rankings with rankings using PRA methods.