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Social Security in South Asia<sup>*</sup>

S. R. Osmani

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print February 1991 | ISBN: 9780198233008
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191678967 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0007

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Social Security in South Asia*

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This chapter evaluates the anti-poverty measures in different parts of South Asia. It classifies these measures under the following four headings: security through control over land, security through self-employment, security through wage employment, and security through public provision of basic needs. The chapter explains that the objective is to analyse the experience in these areas so as to learn something about the possibilities and limitations of offering social security through these channels. Furthermore, instead of covering the South Asian region as a whole, it looks at only three countries, namely India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Keywords: anti-poverty measures; South Asia; land; self-employment; wage employment; basic needs; India; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka

Chapter.  25668 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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