Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lance Taylor

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145465.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 January 2020

India: Globalization and Its Social Discontents

India: Globalization and Its Social Discontents

Chapter:
(p.179) 6 India: Globalization and Its Social Discontents
Source:
External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy
Author(s):

Amitava Krishna Dutt

J. Mohan Rao

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145465.003.0006

This chapter examines the historical record with a view of assessing the diverse views about India's economic reforms, which have aimed to liberalize and globalize its economy. First, the content of reforms undertaken are briefly examined and then an account is given of how the effects of globalization are to be explored in the following sections. The third section looks at some macroeconomic dimensions of performance, including the realized effects of openness on external transactions, on economic growth, and on trends in the rural sector, which remains the mainstay of employment. The fourth section summarizes trends in employment and unemployment, and the changing commodity composition of employment and its distribution across the formal/informal divide. The fifth section delves into some controversies surrounding the assessment of changes in income distribution and poverty under the impact of reforms, and the sixth turns to the government policy toward social safety nets.

Keywords:   economic growth, economic reform, globalization, government policy, income distribution, informal sector, liberalization, poverty, rural sector, social policy, structural reform, unemployment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .