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Consequences Of Direct Cash Benefit For Elders' In Andhra Pradesh

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  • A. Jagadeesh Babu

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Social insurance in India has been and continues to be a piecemeal affair. Depending on children during old age has been the norm in India for millennia. However, the Indian Government, at both the national and the state levels, has long been preoccupied with financial support for the elderly. The present study is conducted to evaluate the level of old age dependents, implementation of old age pension and its impact on the old age disabled. In this case study, as per the perceptions of the beneficiaries, it is found that the IOAPS by direct cash payment changed their life style. They were fugitive the problem of food, cloth and health problems etc. At present, they are not helpless but are happiest people. However, this scheme has also some managerial problems. Regarding, the study is presented some policy implications to strengthen the scheme. Key words: Direct Cash Payment, Vulnerable, Better life, Pitru Devobhava, Matru Devobhava, Anthyodaya , Annapurna

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  • A. Jagadeesh Babu, 2013. "Consequences Of Direct Cash Benefit For Elders' In Andhra Pradesh," Working papers 2013-12-18, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-12-18
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