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Type Working Paper - HIVOS Knowledge Programme: The Long Road to Social Security
Title Affluence, vulnerability, and the provision of social security: Assessing the state's concern for the working masses in Indian Punja
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://www.hivos.nl/content/download/94740/832690/file/The long road_paper 3x.pdf
Abstract
By bringing in the context of state’s affluence and the pervasive vulnerability across agricultural and non-agricultural segments, it portrays a situation that could have led to the emergence of a sound social security system in the state. However, an observation of the minimal social welfare effort made by the state in terms of its policy and expenditure encourages us to unveil the nature of politico-social dynamism in the state. By doing so, we learn that neither the political power structure is concerned about the plight of vulnerable masses nor the society can pressurise the state collectively, due to inherent religious, caste, class and political conflicts, for instituting a sound social security system.

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