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Economic Reform and Social Sector Development : A Study of Two Indian States - K. Seeta Prabhu

Economic Reform and Social Sector Development

A Study of Two Indian States

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9780761995418
Number Of Pages: 370

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This book deals with the controversial issue of the impact of economic reforms on the social sector. The issue is particularly important in the developing countries of South Asia which have large populations characterised by poverty, illiteracy, morbidity and malnutrition. Given India's federal system and the responsibilities of state governments, the study is based on an analysis of two states - Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Studying both macro and micro level data, the book covers such issues as:

- fiscal stress

- overall economic growth

- government allocation to the social sector

- district-level expenditure

- quality of health, education and nutrition provided by the government

Foreword
The Setting
Introduction
Structural Dimensions of Social Policy
The Pre-Reforms Period
The Economic Reforms Period: Macro Dimensions
Macro Performance and Social Policy
The Union Government
Economic and Fiscal Indicators
Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
State Level Expenditure on Social Sectors
Levels and Pattern
District Level Expenditure on Social Sectors
The Economic Reforms Period: Village Level Delivery Systems
Public Provision of Social Services
A Study of Selected Villages
Utilization of Social Sector Services and Household Perceptions
Policy Implications
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780761995418
ISBN-10: 0761995412
Series: Strategies for Human Development in India, Volume 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54