Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

Goals, Issues and Trajectories in China, India, Brazil and South Africa

Edited by James Midgley and David Piachaud

This highly original and thought-provoking book examines the recent expansion of social protection in China, India, Brazil and South Africa – four countries experiencing rapid economic growth and social change.

Chapter 8: Future prospects of social protection in India

Rohit Mutatkar

Subjects: development studies, development economics, development studies, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, economics of social policy, social policy in emerging countries

Extract

The chapter on current approaches and issues of social protection in India indicated the existing situation of social protection in India with respect to some of the key issues and some of the recent policy concerns and initiatives that have emerged. In continuity with this discussion, this chapter seeks to highlight some of the major policy challenges and the political and administrative factors that may be expected to determine the direction of social protection policies and their implementation. The chapter concludes with a statement on the opposing forces which are likely to influence the future scenario of social protection in India.

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