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ERIC Number: EJ796482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
India's Social Development in a Decade of Reforms: 1990-91/1999-2000
Ray, Amal Kanti
Social Indicators Research, v87 n3 p409-425 Jul 2008
The economic reforms initiated in India in 1991 have brought about visible upliftment of economic conditions of the country. This paper examines if the economic process is associated with an enhancement of India's social development in equal measure in the reform decade of nineties. Ray (1989) considered thirteen social indicators of India and constructed the country's social development index (SDI) as a certain weighted average of the selected indicators, for the years between 1950-51 and 1975-76. The present work broadly follows Ray (1989) in tracking the social development in the decade of economic reforms from 1990-91 to 1999-2000. The movement of SDI in nineties has been compared with the movements of India's per capita income and plan expenditure on the social sector. The results show that though there has been growth in the social sector, it is not by far quite encouraging and perhaps more needs to be done in the social sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India