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Kerala's Economic Development
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Kerala's Economic Development
Performance and Problems in the Post-Liberalization Period

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • B A Prakash - Former Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Kerala, and Chairman of 5th State Finance Commission, Kerala


September 2004 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The well-known 'Kerala model' of development has been the focus of discussion for the past several years and the first edition of this book, published in 1999, was a significant contribution to that debate.

This revised edition focuses not so much on the more well-researched determinants of Kerala's success but on the hitherto ignored economic backwardness of the state, the economic reforms implemented since the early 1990s, the broad economic changes during the 1990s, and the economic problems and development issues facing Kerala today.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
B A Prakash
Overview
B A Prakash
Economic Backwardness and Economic Reforms in Kerala
 
PART TWO: DEMOGRAPHY, EMPLOYMENT AND EMIGRATION
S Irudaya Rajan and Sabu Aliyar
Demographic Change in Kerala in the 1990s and beyond
B A Prakash and M P Abraham
Employment and Unemployment in Kerala
B A Prakash
Trends and Patterns of Emigration to the West Asian Countries
K P Mani
Trends in Poverty in Kerala
 
PART THREE: AGRICULTURE
P M Thomas
Agricultural Performance in Kerala
Poornima Varma
Trade Reforms and the Dampening Commodity Prices in Kerala
The Case of Rubber and Coconut

 
 
PART FOUR: INDUSTRY AND POWER
K P Rajesh
The Structure and Growth of Kerala Industry in the Post-Liberalization Period
Tomy Joseph
Information Technology in Kerala
Striving for Global Competitiveness

 
N Vijayamohanan Pillai
The Power Crisis in Kerala
 
PART FIVE: TOURISM AND BANKING
Nalini Netto
Tourism Development in Kerala
P D Jeromi
Development of Commercial Banking in Kerala
 
PART SIX: HEALTH
A V George and Sindhu Nair
An Overview of the Health Scenario of Kerala
D Varatharajan
Impact of Fiscal Crisis on Public Health Services in Kerala
 
PART SEVEN: PLANNING AND STATE FINANCE
E M Thomas
Decentralised Planning in Kerala
K M Abraham
Kerala
The Fiscal Crisis and Its Aftermath

 

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ISBN: 9780761932932
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