Poverty and Social Exclusion in India

Poverty and Social Exclusion in India

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Despite Indiaa€™s record of rapid economic growth and poverty reduction over recent decades, rising inequality in the country has been a subject of concern among policy makers, academics, and activists alike. Poverty and Social Exclusion in India focuses on social exclusion, which has its roots in Indiaa€™s historical divisions along lines of caste, tribe, and the excluded sex, that is, women. These inequalities are more structural in nature and have kept entire groups trapped, unable to take advantage of opportunities that economic growth offers. Culturally rooted systems perpetuate inequality, and, rather than a culture of poverty that afflicts disadvantaged groups, it is, in fact, these inequality traps that prevent these groups from breaking out. Combining rigorous quantitative research with a discussion of these underlying processes, this book finds that exclusion can be explained by inequality in opportunities, inequality in access to markets, and inequality in voice and agency. This report will be of interest to policy makers, development practitioners, social scientists, and academics working to foster equality in India.Yet, if we consider the words of Jaipal Singh Munda, this distinction may also be moot. Ramachandra Guha (2010), in an essay on the occasion of Indiaa#39;s 60th Republic Day, points to the widespread neglect of Adivasis and quotes Jaipalanbsp;...


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Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2011-01-01
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