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Historic Initiative, Limited by Design and Implementation: A National Overview of the Implementation of NREGA

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) was intended to provide employment to the rural poor of India through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) of 2005. The ... More


The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In 2004, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of India created a National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) to review the country’s informal economy in ... More


Guaranteeing Rural Employment—Tales from Two Countries: Right to Employment in Neoliberal India and Labour Accumulation in Collectivist China

Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Anthony P. D’Costa

in Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082286
eISBN:
9780199082377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082286.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares two major interventions aimed at generating rural employment: the labour accumulation process in rural China in the period of high collectivism preceding the reforms of 1978; ... More


Structural Legacy, Inefficacy, and Weakening Social Securities: A Study of NREGS in a Panchayat in Odisha

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) boasts an impressive economic growth and a high per capita net availability of food grains, along with a high incidence of undernourishment. Paradoxically, Odisha is ... More


Social policy and class relations: the case of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter analyses the capacity of government poverty reduction programmes to modify class relations in favour of labour. It applies a class-relational approach to NREGS, and to social policy more ... More


Beneficiary as Agency: Role of Women’s Agency and the Panchayat in Implementing NREGA—a Study in Kerala

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Kudumbasree (which means ‘light of family’) is a powerful organization consisting of women from poorer households in Kerala. In 1998, all of Kerala’s poverty alleviation schemes ... More


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