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Human Development in India: Challenges for a Society in Transition


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  • Desai, Sonalde

    (Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, USA)

  • Dubey, Amaresh

    (Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India;)

  • Joshi, Brij Lal

    (NCAER, India;)

  • Sen, Mitali

    (US Census Bureau, USA)

  • Sharif, Abusaleh

    (IFPRI, Asia, India)

  • Vanneman, Reeve

    (Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, USA.)


This volume looks beyond conventional and basic welfare indicators of human development (HD) to a more complex evaluation of HD, by taking a holistic perspective on people's lived experiences which is based on a comprehensive detailed survey. The authors consider that inequality in well-being, capabilities, and opportunities by gender, caste, tribe, religion, and place of residence are markers that are important for addressing the challenges that India is facing in an era of transition, It is the global forces that have widened the disparities between metropolitan cities and villages and are also responsible for the failure of public institutions in spite of some noteworthy achievements.

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This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780198065128 and published in 2010.

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  1. de Haan, A., 2011. "Rescuing exclusion from the poverty debate: group disparities and social transformation in India," ISS Working Papers - General Series 517, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  2. Vani S. Kulkarni & Veena S. Kulkarni & Raghav Gaiha, 2013. "Double burden of malnutrition: Why are Indian women likely to be underweight and obese?," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 19013, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  3. Motiram, Sripad & Singh, Ashish, 2012. "How Close Does the Apple Fall to the Tree? Some Evidence on Intergenerational Occupational Mobility from India," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  4. Azam, Mehtabul, 2013. "Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India," IZA Discussion Papers 7608, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Sarthak Gaurav & Srijit Mishra, 2011. "Size-class and returns to cultivation in India: A Cold case reopened," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2011-027, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  6. Roy, Chandan, 2011. "Child rights & child development in India: a regional analysis," MPRA Paper 52784, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2012.
  7. Chakravorty, Ujjayant & Hubert, Marie-Helene & Ural Marchand, Beyza, 2012. "Food for Fuel: The Effect of U.S. Energy Policy on Indian Poverty," Working Papers 2012-17, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
  8. Ashish Singh, 2011. "Gender based intra-household inequality of opportunity in academic skills among Indian children," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2333-2346.
  9. Vikram, Kriti & Vanneman, Reeve & Desai, Sonalde, 2012. "Linkages between maternal education and childhood immunization in India," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 331-339.
  10. Roy, Chandan, 2013. "Child-rights & child development in India - a socio-economic analysis under regional perspective," MPRA Paper 47906, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 2013.


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