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dc.contributor.authorDavala, Sarath
dc.contributor.authorJhabvala, Renana
dc.contributor.authorStanding, Guy
dc.contributor.authorMehta, Soumya Kapoor
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:53:44Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:53:44Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781472583130_115
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58784
dc.description.abstractThis book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Would it be possible to provide people with a basic income as a right? The idea has a long history. This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash payment. In a context in which the Indian government at national and state levels spends a vast amount on subsidies and selective schemes that are chronically expensive, inefficient, inequitable and subject to extensive corruption, there is scope for switching at least some of the spending to a modest basic income. This book explores what would be likely to happen if this were done. The book draws on a series of evaluation surveys conducted over the course of the eighteen months in which the main pilot was in operation, supplemented with detailed case studies of individuals and families. It looks at the impact on health and nutrition, on schooling, on economic activity, women’s agency and the welfare of those with disabilities. Above all, the book considers whether or not a basic income could be transformative, in not only improving individual and family welfare but in promoting economic growth and development, as well as having an emancipatory effect for people long mired in conditions of poverty and economic insecurity.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCR Welfare economics
dc.subject.otherIndustrial arbitration and negotiation
dc.subject.otherPublic administration
dc.subject.otherDevelopment studies
dc.subject.otherPoverty and precarity
dc.titleBasic Income
dc.title.alternativeA Transformative Policy for India
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781472593061
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781472583130
oapen.relation.isbn9781472583123
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages240
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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