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Economic Reform and Social Sector Development
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Economic Reform and Social Sector Development
A Study of Two Indian States

First Edition

September 2001 | 370 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book deals with the controversial issue of the impact of economic reforms on the social sector. The issue is particularly important in the developing countries of South Asia which have large populations characterised by poverty, illiteracy, morbidity and malnutrition. Given India's federal system and the responsibilities of state governments, the study is based on an analysis of two states - Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Studying both macro and micro level data, the book covers such issues as:

· fiscal stress

· overall economic growth

· government allocation to the social sector

· district-level expenditure

· quality of health, education and nutrition provided by the government


Frances Stewart
Foreword
 
PART ONE: THE SETTING
 
Introduction
 
Structural Dimensions of Social Policy
The Pre-Reforms Period  
 
PART TWO: THE ECONOMIC REFORMS PERIOD: MACRO DIMENSIONS
 
Macro Performance and Social Policy
The Union Government  
 
Economic and Fiscal Indicators
Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu  
 
State Level Expenditure on Social Sectors
Levels and Pattern  
 
District Level Expenditure on Social Sectors
 
PART THREE: THE ECONOMIC REFORMS PERIOD: VILLAGE LEVEL DELIVERY SYSTEMS
 
Public Provision of Social Services
A Study of Selected Villages  
 
Utilization of Social Sector Services and Household Perceptions
 
PART FIVE: POLICY IMPLICATIONS
 
Conclusions

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