Poverty and Human Wellbeing: The Indian Context

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  • Author :Sudip Chakraborty
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250623
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 245
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Economics, Sociology

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About the Book :

The principal aim of the book is to unravel the narrowness of India’s official definition of poverty that results in underestimation of it. The government’s euphoria over its success in bringing down headcount poverty in recent time is watered down by the revelation of pervasive malnutrition among women and children in India. Something, therefore, is wrong with the official estimation. Poverty must not be construed as a state of consumption deficits or income deficits. Poverty, in its comprehensible implication, has been plaguing our fellow beings in different corners of the world. Fast growing India seems to be smug in sheltering millions of destitute citizens. The hollowness of our remarkable growth story has come to the fore. Fruits of our growth are being pocketed by the upper strata of our society. Inclusive growth could be materialized only if quality education and health care for all are provided under the auspices of the state.

About Author :

Sudip Chakraborty is an internationally known researcher in Economics of Child Labour. He is presently working as Associate Professor in Economics at Ananda Chandra College in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. He has published numerous books and articles on poverty and child deprivation. His participation and presentation on Economics of Child Labour in Belgium in 2004 and in Norway in 2005 was appreciated by scholars across the globe. His participation and presentations on childrens issues, in Sion (Switzerland), in Amsterdam (Netherlands), in Oxford University (U.K), in Florida (U.S.A), North Dakota (U.S.A), Minnesota (U.S.A), in Australia, in Kampala of Uganda, in Accra, Ghana (West Africa), in Delhi as well as in Kolkata, on several occasions are manifestations of his keen interest and scholarship on the subject. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the U.S.A during 2008. UGC nominated him in 2013 as Visiting Research Fellow at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.