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Indian development : selected regional perspectives /

Series: UNU/WIDER studies in development economics Published by : Oxford Univ. Press, (Delhi ; | New York :) Physical details: xx, 420 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN:9780195644593 (pbk.); 019564459X (pbk.). Year: 1997
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"A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-406) and indexes.

1. Radical Needs and Moderate Reforms / Amartya Sen. 1. Ends, Means and Practical Reason. 2. Regional Diversities and Contrasts. 3. Intrinsic Value and Instrumental Role of Human Capabilities. 4. On Learning from Others and from India. 5. Counterproductive Regulations and Necessary Reforms. 6. India and China: Comparisons and Contrasts. 7. India's Educational Backwardness and Lessons of Kerala. 8. The Economic Handicap of Educational Backwardness. 9. The Role of Pre-reform China in its Post-reform Success. 10. Economic Development through Social Opportunity. 11. The Need for a Bigger Departure -- 2. Uttar Pradesh: The Burden of Inertia /Jean Dreze and Haris Gazdar. 1. Introduction. 2. Living Conditions in Uttar Pradesh. 3. Schooling in Uttar Pradesh: A Field Investigation. 4. Public Policy and Schooling Decisions. 5. The Burden of Inertia. 6. Concluding Remarks -- 3. Agrarian Politics and Rural Development in West Bengal / Sunil Sengupta and Haris Gazdar.

1. Why Look at Rural West Bengal? 2. Political Economy of the Reform Programme. 3. Impact on Livelihoods. 4. Change and Stagnation. 5. Beyond the Agrarian Agenda -- 4. On Kerala's Development Achievements / V. K. Ramachandran. 1. Introduction. 2. Background. 3. Kerala's Health Achievements. 4. Literacy in Kerala. 5. Aspects of Caste and Gender Relations in Kerala. 6. Agrarian Change. 7. Agents of Change. 8. Conclusions -- 5. Mortality, Fertility and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis / Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio and Jean Dreze. 1. Introduction. 2. Issues and Hypotheses. 3. Data and Estimation. 4. Basic Results. 5. Further Results and Extensions. 6. Discussion.

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