India Social Development Report 2018: Rising Inequalities in India

ISBN : 9780199494361

Tajamul Haque; D.N Reddy
384 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Oct 2019
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SDR 2018 takes an overview of economic, social, regional and gender inequalities that persist in India. Despite a growth in the country's GDP, access to health, education, employment, credit or property still remains difficult for various sections of society. Poverty and debt is very high among SCs, STs, women and other vulnerable groups.
The Report looks at the following inequalities: * Regional disparities * Income and wage inequality * Rural-urban divides * Unequal access to health, education and other public services * Unequal access to land, labour and credit * Gender inequality
* Exclusion of dalits and other marginalised groups It concludes with the social development index that runs through all editions of the SDR.


List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
SEction 1
1. Inequality and Economic Development - Prof. Pulin Nayak
2. Wealth and Income Inequality in the Age of Finance - Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar
3. Inequalities in Well-being in India: A Multidimensional Analysis - Prof Madheswaran and Dr B.P. Vani
Role of Urban Inequality in the Phenomenon of Rising Wealth Inequality in India, 2002-2012 - Vamsi Vakulabharanam & Sripad Motiram
Section 2
1. Inter-state Inequality in India: Why have some states done better than others? - Dr. N.C.Saxena
2. Migration,Urbanisation and Interstate Inequality in India - Prof Amitabh Kundu and Dr. K Varghese
3. Inequality in Rural India: Insights from Village Studies - Prof. Himanshu
4. Challenges of Agricultural Transformation for Farmers' Wellbeing in India: Region wise Analysis - Prof. T.Haque
5. Income Inequalities among Agricultural Households in India: State Level Assessment and Contributing Factors - Prof. Seema Bathla and Dr. Anjani Kumar
Section 3
1. Wage Inequalities in India - Prof. K.P.Kannan
2. Inequality and the labour market in India and Brazil - Dr. Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa, Dr. Maria Cristina Cacciamali, Prof. Gerry Rodgers, Dr. Janine Rodgers, Dr. Vidhya Soundararajan and Dr. Fabio Tatei
1. Can India's New National Health Policy Bridge the Disconnect with Development? -
K. Srinath Reddy
2. Equity in Healthcare Utilization And Financial Risk Protection: Financial Implications Of Illness Among Casual Labour Households - Anup K Karan and Sakthivel Selvaraj
3. Universalising Quality School Education in India: Perspectives and Prospect - Muchkund Dubey
4. Exclusion and Inequality in Indian Education - Rangachar Govinda and Madhumita Bandyopadhyay
5. Inequality in Access to Higher Education in India between the Poor and the Rich - Jandhyala B G Tilak and Pradeep Kumar Choudhury
Unequal Access to Elementary Education in India Government Vs Private Schools - Ashok Pankaj and Poornima
1. Gender equality in India: New Challenges confronting progress - Nitya Rao and Ayesha Pervez
2. Promises Unfulfilled: Women's Access to Land in India - Hema Swaminathan and Suchitra J.Y.
1. Do not change the Goal Post from Equality to Inclusiveness: A modest agenda for elimination of marginalization of Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims - K.B. Saxena
2. Persistent Inequalities in India: Challenges in Overcoming Inequalities of Opportunities as Envisaged in the Constitution of India - D. Narasimha Reddy
Section 6 Social Development Index

About the author: 

Tajamul Haque is Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development. He is an agricultural economist. Prior to CSD, he was Chairperson, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Government of India. He is also currently, Honorary Chair, Special Cell on land policy, NITI Aayog. D. Narasimha Reddy is a developmental economist. He was Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad. Presently, he is also Visiting Professor, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi. He works in areas of policy, agrarian economics, political economy and labour.

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