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Political Economy of Poverty: A Micro-Level Study

 
Manoj Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Most of the programmes for direct attack on poverty are good politics but bad economics. They are populist measures for various considerations. The book has evaluated the efficacy of the poverty alleviation programmes on the basis of micro level study with this conclusion that poverty alleviation programmes have filled the coffers of a group of people who are much above the poverty line. The book throws sufficient light on political economy of poverty and poverty alleviation programmes. Poverty has been measured in the study on the basis of head count ratio (H), Income Gap ratio (I), Ginni con efficients (G) and Amartya Sen Index (P). The book has evaluated the self-employment programmes, wage employment programmes and National Social Assistance Programmes separately and in that process limiting factors in way of poverty alleviation programmes have been identified. The book will be of interest to policy-makers, teachers and students of economics and all others, who have interest in the economics of poverty in India.
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About the author

Manoj Kumar

Group Captain Manoj Kumar VSM, is a mechanical engineering graduate from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT BHU), India.  He is serving Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and has field assignments in the last 24 years of his engagements with the IAF.  He has been awarded the Presidential medal for distinguished service.  He is presently a senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies, working on issues of environmental change and its management by the Indian military.  He is a resource person with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for protection of the ozone layer, and has presented research papers on the subject at both national and international levels.  He also provides specialist advice to the IAF on the phase-out of ozone depleting substances.  His work has been published by UNEP in the form of a book on ozone protection, Toolkit of Good Practices for Defence Forces.  His focus areas also include energy conservation and resource efficiency in the defence forces.

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Bibliographic information

Title Political Economy of Poverty: A Micro-Level Study
Author Manoj Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176299235
length xii+166p.