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Social security in developing countries: MYTH or necessity? Evidence from India

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  • Patricia Justino

    (Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE)

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This paper discusses the importance of social security policies in developing economies, using empirical evidence from India. The paper discusses the viability of implementing systems of social protection in developing countries and provides an empirical analysis of the effects of socio-economic security policies on Indian's economic performance between 1973 and 1999, using a two-stage least square model adapted to data from a panel of 14 Indian states. The results show that policies that strengthen the social and economic security of the Indian population have been an important endogenous variable to both the reduction of poverty and the increase in economic growth in India. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. JEL codes: C33, H50, I38, O10, O40, O53

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Volume (Year): 19 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 367-382

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  1. Patricia Justino, 2007. "Carrot or stick? Redistributive transfers versus policing in contexts of civil unrest," Research Working Papers, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict 3, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict.
  2. Justino, Patricia, 2006. "The impact of collective action on economic development: empirical evidence from Kerala, India," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1254-1270, July.
  3. Mishra, Ashok K. & Chang, Hung-Hao, 2012. "Can off farm employment affect the privatization of social safety net? The case of self-employed farm households," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 94-101.
  4. Bruno Pires Tiberto & Helder Ferreira De Mendonça, 2014. "Social Security And Public Debt: Empirical Evidence For The Brazilian Economy," Anais do XLI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 41th Brazilian Economics Meeting], ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Gra 066, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].

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