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India can double per capita GDP in 30 years by turning more secular: Study

ndia's per capita GDP per annum grew 26 times between 1958 and 2018.

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Charu Bahri | IndiaSpend 

If India discards religious beliefs that perpetuate caste and gender inequalities, it could more than double its per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the last 60 years in half the time, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of a new study.

Secularisation precedes economic development and not the other way around as is commonly believed, said the study, Religious Change Preceded Economic Change In The 20th Century, published in the journal Science Advances. The study used data from the World Values Survey, which mapped people’s changing values and beliefs, to estimate the ...

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First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 22:02 IST
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