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Realising the Demographic Dividend - Policies to Achieve Inclusive Growth in India

Realising the Demographic Dividend - Policies to Achieve Inclusive Growth in India

BOOK by CROP Fellow Santosh Mehrotra

Cambridge University Press, 2015

Santosh Mehrotra (CROP Fellow 2014-2018) is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was previously Director General, National Institute for Labour Economics Research, the only research institute of the Planning Commission of India.

BOOK: REALISING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND - Policies to Achieve Inclusive Growth in India
This book elaborates the policies to achieve inclusive growth in India. It deals with various Development issues like the failure to increase employment despite unprecedented industrial and services growth; ailure to generate enough skilled Manpower to meet the requirements of fast growing sectors; and failure to ensure human capabilities so that the poor can participate in the benefits of economic growth. ISBN 9781107091726.



Part 1: Growth, Employment and Inclusion
1. A capability centred approach to inclusive growth: a theoretical framework and the empirical reality in India
2. Sustaining economic growth to escape the middle-income trap
3. Ensuring higher agricultural growth and the revival of rural India
4. Addressing the employment-related paradoxes of economic growth
5. Public finance: increasing fiscal capacity and fiscal decentralisation for growth with human development
6. Skill development finding new financing mechanisms to take vocational education and training to scale
7. A common platform for skill development: needed a national vocational qualification framework

Part 2: Human Capital Formation
8. Addressing capability deprivation of women in an inclusive growth strategy
9. Ensuring the Right to Learning
10. Food security, nutrition and health: policy dilemmas and inter-linked challenges
11. Re-designing sanitation programmes to make India free of open defecation

Part 3: Building a System of Social Protection
12. Minimising leakages: how to identify the poor correctly?
13. Needed a social insurance system for unorganised workers below the poverty line
14. Introducing conditional cash transfers: a proposal for a minimum income guarantee and some CCTs

Part 4: Governance
15. Deep decentralisation and ability to learn in the state for optimum governance
16. Encourage peace to secure development – or the way round? The governance challenge in addressing left-wing extremists


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