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Title:Urbanization and the South Asian enigma: A case study of India PDF Logo
Authors:Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb
James, K. S.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,37
Abstract:South Asia has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, despite rapid economic growth compared to other regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. Known as the 'South Asian enigma' this feature is partly attributed to the low status of women in South Asian societies. This paper examines this tenet in the context of India, with particular emphasis on possible differences between rural and urban scenarios. The empirical evidence reveals some important differences, which are relevant for policies relating to women's empowerment against a backdrop of rapid urbanization.
Subjects:urbanization
women
malnutrition
slums
India
JEL:D1
I11
R0
ISBN:978-92-9230-274-0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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