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The Social Sectors, Poverty, and Reform

Vijay Joshi and I. M. D. Little

in India's Economic Reforms, 1991-2001

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780198290780
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198290780.003.0006
 The Social Sectors, Poverty, and Reform

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The effect of industrial reform on the social sector is the main aspect of this chapter. It examines the different effects of reform on the level of poverty in India. The authors propose ways to reform the industrial sector and comment on the likely effects of these changes on poverty levels in the short and long terms. There is also a brief discussion on the education and health sector.

Keywords: agriculture liberalization; education and health reform; food prices; poverty; poverty‐alleviation scheme; structural reform

Chapter.  8958 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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