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Women and economic reform in India: a case study from the health sector

Authors: Karlekar, Malavika
Keywords: Women's studies;Women -- Health and hygiene -- India;Women's health services -- India;Women -- India -- Economic conditions;Women -- Economic conditions;Women -- Health and hygiene;Women's health services
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Centre for Women's Development Studies
Description: "Most official documents in the fifty years of India's independence have, with 'varying degrees of candour, admitted to limited success in bridging the gap in the population's access to basic rights such as education, health, nutrition, housing, sanitation and so on. Nor has civil society been silent on the declining role of the State: for instance, from 1975 onwards, the women's movement has drawn attention to certain negative socio-economic trends and how these affect the status of women and children. The many voices from the women's movement as well as from other broad-based people's movements fractures the, discourse on liberalisation by providing counterpoints and critical appraisals of avowed promises and preferred solutions. Accordingly, this paper examines the health sector with a view to highlighting myopic policies and faulty implementation strategies. By doing so we hope to contribute to an alternative discourse, one which questions the votaries of liberalisation, their expectations of the market, trickle-down theories of development and naive belief that the social sector can take care of itself."
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