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India: Human Development Report

Abusaleh Shariff (Author)
Synopsis The India: Human Development Report is the first study to take stock of the major indicators of human development in the Indian context and link data with people belonging to different population groups within the country. The report provides: A comprehensive compilation of economic and social development data: Based on a primary survey of 33,000 households located in fifteen major Indian states, and the north-eastern region, the report covers: Levels of living, employment and wages; Literacy and education; Morbidity, disability and nutrition; Effectiveness of public services and health; Demographic characteristics; and Village-level infrastructure and development. Estimates of over 100 indicators: A number of indicators have been generated such that each can provide a complete information set for targeting and programme implementation. Human development profile of key indicators: Key human development parameters, according to the level of poverty classification are listed. State profiles and qualitative village studies: 28 village studies are summarized to validate the date collected. A detailed statistical appendix: The database will be instrumental in generating investigative and analytical writing on development in India.
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About the author

Abusaleh Shariff

Dr. Abusaleh Shariff has been working as an Associate Professor in the Population Research Unit of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore since 1985. He has a Ph.D. degree from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and a Master's degree in Economics from Bangalore University. He served as a member of the research staff in the India Population Project, Karnataka, between 1974 and 1980. Dr. Shariff has participated and presented several papers in many national and international seminars and conferences, and is author of a number of papers. His more recent works include 'Child Survival: Some Cultural Factors Associated with Morbidity and Mortality in South India', 'Human Organization' and 'The Changing Family System: Woman's Status and Fertility Decision Making.'

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Bibliographic information

Title India: Human Development Report
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195647629
length 368p., Maps; Tables; 27cm.