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Panchayats and Household Vulnerability in Rural India

Raghbendra Jha (), Hari K. Nagarajan, Woojin Kang and Kailash Pradhan ()

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Abstract: This paper tries to assess the impact of coping strategies on household welfare. The paper tries to identify the components of vulnerability to better focus policy. India, particularly rural India, has been home to entrenched poverty for long. It is, therefore, imperative to understand people’s vulnerability to poverty. The paper examine whether in response to covariate shocks households tend to sell assets, or withdraw children from school. Do they attempt access the centrally sponsored welfare programs?

Keywords: panchayats; household vulnerability; rural India; household welfare; India; welfare programes; children; poverty; poverty line; poor; Access to schools; health; women; policy decision; covariate shocks; inefficiencies of the Panchayat; credit; labour market; coping strategies. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-10
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