Economic Reforms and Human Development Indicators in India

Raghbendra Jha

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    This paper sketches the contours of progress in India across a broad range of human development indicators, especially those related to the Millennium Development Goals. This paper also considers the slackening of the drop in poverty reduction since the 1990s (as compared to the 1980s) and the theme of increasing personal and regional inequality in India in the post-reforms period. It also considers the even more persistent incidence of hunger in India and concludes by assessing the potential role of public policy in addressing the twin problems of slowdown in poverty alleviation and reduction of hunger.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)290-310
    JournalAsian Economic Policy Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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