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The Long Road to Social SecurityAssessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India$
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K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198090311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.001.0001

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Functioning of Contingent Social Security Schemes in Kerala

Functioning of Contingent Social Security Schemes in Kerala

The Social and Institutional Context of Delivery at the Local Level

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(p.207) 5 Functioning of Contingent Social Security Schemes in Kerala
Source:
The Long Road to Social Security
Author(s):

K.P. Kannan

Jan Breman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0006

The state of Kerala has an extensive experience in providing social security to many of its residents. Today, Kerala offers four social security schemes: insurance, pensions, welfare fund boards, and Ashraya. Most of these schemes have been institutionalized to address poverty or inadequate livelihood security, as well as implement fall back mechanisms to deal with contingencies and eventualities. This chapter assesses the performance of a national health insurance scheme known as the Rasthtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) that was implemented in two village panchayats in Kerala. Two Gram Panchayats in Kozhikode District are considered: the rural Naduvannur and the urban Cheruvannur-Nallam. The chapter shows that all pension and insurance schemes in both areas benefited everyone, particular the poor.

Keywords:   Kerala, social security, health insurance, pensions, welfare fund boards, Ashraya, Rasthtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Naduvannur, Cheruvannur-Nallam, panchayats

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