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Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Jean Drèze


The last twenty years have been a time of intense public debates on social policy in India. There have also been major initiatives, such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, as well as resilient inertia in some fields. This book brings together some of Jean Drèze's contributions to these debates, along with other short essays on social development. The essays span the gamut of critical social policies, from education and health to poverty, nutrition, child care, corruption, employment, and social security. There are also less predictable topics such as the caste system, corporate po ... More

Keywords: India, Social development, Social policy, Research methods, Elementary education, Health care, Social security, Hunger and nutrition, Employment guarantee, Corporate power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833468
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Drèze, author
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University, India