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Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India

PATRICIA JEFFERY and ROGER JEFFERY

in Diversity and Change in Modern India

Published by British Academy

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264515
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734403 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0003

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India

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This chapter discusses health care in rural north India. It examines the access of villagers in the Bijnor district of western Uttar Pradesh to health care during the early 2000s. The liberalisation, health care, and health status in India is studied, along with the declining state investment in health services. Limiting fertility and removing polio in India is examined in the latter portion of the chapter.

Keywords: health care; rural north India; Bijnor district; liberalisation; health status; state investment; fertility; polio

Chapter.  10468 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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