Chronic poverty in India: Policy responses
AbstractDespite the huge efforts at eliminating poverty made in India since independence, it is estimated that up to 130 million Indians live in chronic poverty – defined as poverty that endures for at least five years, and often passes from generation to generation within a family. This briefing paper summarises the characteristics of and explanations for this phenomenon, discusses the context for policy today, and proposes a series of recommendations for policy changes that would move India towards eradicating poverty.
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eliminating poverty; India; independence; chronic; family; phenomenon; policy; eradicating poverty;
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