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Unequal Life Chances


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Prologue: Surging Tides of Inequality Chapter 1: The 'Youthful Bulge' and a Hope Squandered: Understanding India's Demographic Transition Chapter 2: Fettered by Birth, Battered by Life: The Politics of Demographic Transition in India Chapter 3: Vicissitudes of Growth: The Precarity of India's Labouring Lives Chapter 4: Misplaced Priorities: Social Sector Expenditure in India-A Comparative Perspective Chapter 5: Beyond the Neoliberal Smokescreen: Pathways for Equity and Growth Appendix Bibliography Index

About the Author

Harsh Mander is a writer, human rights activist, teacher and peace worker. He works with survivors of mass violence and hunger, homeless persons and street children. He is associated with movements for communal harmony, right to food, right to information, bonded labour and the right of adivasis. He is the Director of Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi. Anirban Bhattacharya worked on plantation labour history in his PhD dissertation submitted in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He currently works as a senior researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies. Vivek Mishra is a PhD student at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston. Formerly, he worked at the Centre for Equity Studies and coordinated the India Exclusion Report 2017-18. Astha Singla is a Research Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU. Her main research interests cover various aspects of labour economics (youth labour markets, disadvantaged groups in the labour market, school to work transition, skill development, evaluation of labour policy) and development economics. Usman Jawed Siddiqi has an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Delhi. He works as a senior researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies and coordinates the India Exclusion Report. He is interested in debates about the nature of capitalist development in India and in exploring alternatives to the same.

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