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Social Security in Developing Countries$
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Ehtisham Ahmad, Jean Drèze, John Hills, and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198233008

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.001.0001

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Social Security in South Asia *

Social Security in South Asia *

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(p.305) 7 Social Security in South Asia*
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Social Security in Developing Countries
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S. R. Osmani

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0007

This chapter evaluates the anti-poverty measures in different parts of South Asia. It classifies these measures under the following four headings: security through control over land, security through self-employment, security through wage employment, and security through public provision of basic needs. The chapter explains that the objective is to analyse the experience in these areas so as to learn something about the possibilities and limitations of offering social security through these channels. Furthermore, instead of covering the South Asian region as a whole, it looks at only three countries, namely India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Keywords:   anti-poverty measures, South Asia, land, self-employment, wage employment, basic needs, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

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