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Social Security Nets for Marine Fisheries


  • Antonyto Paul
  • John Kurien


This paper attempts to explain the provision of social security in the fisheries sector of Kerala State in south India. It enumerates the salient achievements and the problems faced by the state in providing concrete social security measures for fishworkers. They were a section of Kerala society that was initially left out of the development process. The study also shows how netting them back into the mainstream was not only the result of enlightened state policy, but also, the result of the collective action by the fishworkers themselves. Finally, the paper reflects on what more needs to be done to further improve the standard of living of the fishing communities in Kerala and to streamline the delivery of social security. [WP 318].

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  • Antonyto Paul & John Kurien, 2010. "Social Security Nets for Marine Fisheries," Working Papers id:2353, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2353
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    workers; population; chronic poverty; fisheries sector; family; society; fishing communities; standard of living; protective; promotional; public action; fisheries sector; Kerala; fish workers; social security; India; south;

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