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A Targeted Approach: India's Expanding Social Safety Net (World Politics Review)

September 27, 2013

From the Article:

As with other poor developing countries, India’s efforts to improve the welfare of its vulnerable populations have, at least in principle, involved three major components. The first, given the abysmally low income of the average Indian household, has been to try to raise incomes through growth with the assumption that higher incomes reduce vulnerability to shocks and provide the ability to self-insure. The second component has been to provide public goods and thereby lay the foundations for equal opportunity. The third has involved efforts to weave safety nets for communities and individuals that are especially vulnerable.

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