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Why India's Options to Reduce Inequality Are Limited

May 4, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
In this 2007 photograph, office blocks and residential buildings tower over the notorious slum colony of Dharavi in Mumbai, India.

Office blocks and residential buildings tower over the notorious slum colony of Dharavi in Mumbai, India. In 2007, Asia's largest slum was a labyrinth of of one- and two-story shacks in the country's financial capital.

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India dreams of joining the ranks of high-income nations, but persistent inequality makes such goals difficult to achieve –- especially when the country has so few options for closing the gap between rich and poor....

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