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Poverty and Deprivation
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Poverty and Deprivation
Changing Contours

Edited by:
  • K B. Saxena - Former Secretary, Government of India, is currently Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, New Delhi


September 2021 | 412 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Poverty and Deprivation: Changing Contours traces the journey of poverty estimation and eradication in India since Independence. It brings together important contributions from eminent experts focussing on distinct characteristics of rural and urban poverty, multiple dimensions of poverty and deprivation, and policy interventions made by the Indian state to reduce them. It also highlights increasing inequality in assets and access to civic amenities and persistence of disparities across regions and social groups through empirically grounded analytical chapters. The chapters included in the book present assessments of crucial poverty alleviation programmes and suggestions for better performance in outcomes. The editor’s introductions make analytical comments on the impact of economic growth on poverty reduction and the controversy surrounding it and register concern that the period of high growth did not improve human capital development. In this context, it also puts in perspective the need for compatibility of macro-economic fundamentals with social policy.

The series ‘Social Change in Contemporary India’ brings together key texts published in the prestigious journal Social Change, from 1971 till present times. These writings, most of which are considered canonical, address important issues in health, education, poverty and agriculture, with special focus on the disadvantaged groups. The essays will help readers identify key points in the history of policymaking in India and major discourses and debates and their impact.
 
About the Series
 
Foreword by Manoranjan Mohanty
 
Introduction by K. B. Saxena
 
SECTION I: Poverty: Rural and Urban
E. Narayanan Nair
Dimensions of Rural Poverty
Ramashray Roy and V. B. Singh
The Structure of Poverty: Case of Bihar
S. R. Hashim
Urban Development and the Poor
 
SECTION II Dimensions of Poverty
Arun Kumar Ghosh
Sociology of Poverty: Conceptual Issues
Preet Rustagi
Women and Poverty: Rural-urban Dimensions
Ambati Nageswara Rao
Poverty and Disability in India
Helen R. Sekar and Manju Khurana
Children Toiling at a Tender Age
Bijay Sarkar
Industrial Pollution and Health Hazards in Jharkhand
Durganand Sinha
Some Cognitive and Motivational Concomitants of Poverty
 
SECTION III Disparities
Arjun Kumar
Rural Households’ Access to Basic Amenities in India: Deprivation and Socio-economic Exclusions
Prashant Kumar Trivedi
Disparity and Development in Uttar Pradesh
Satya Prakash Dash
Development and Poverty in an Indian State: A Study of KBK Districts of Orissa
 
SECTION IV: Programmes for Poverty Alleviation
Kamta Prasad
Planning for Alleviation of Rural Poverty in India: Experience and Lessons
 
Supplementary Nutrition to Women and Children: A Situational Analysis of Anganwadis in Tribal Areas of Gujarat Ratnawali
T. Haque
Socio-economic Impact of Implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India
 
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