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Gender Budgeting Analysis

This paper attempts to examine some basic data on women in agriculture and analyses the state budgets of Maharashtra, for the period 1998 to 2002, for their impact on women. It finds that most policies in the plans and budgets of the agriculture and allied sectors do not create positive boosts for women workers, in terms of creating special opportunities, being gender sensitive, or ensuring equitable intra-household distribution of benefits. At the same time, there is no clear evidence of policies creating an adverse impact on women, possibly because negative effects might not yet be fully known or understood within the existing knowledge base.

Social Institutions and Development Challenges

A recent seminar in Mumbai attempted to adjudge the direction of change in existing social institutions and those established after independence, as well as the obstacles to forming effective social institutions in the country. In spite of the disheartening picture that emerges, of an iniquitous process in terms of development and empowerment, there are hopeful signs of fruitful alliances in various segments of society as well as of audible articulation of alternatives.

Structural Adjustment and Small Producers-Reflections from Case Studies

Reflections from Case Studies Sarthi Acharya Niru Acharya The small-scale sector which accounts for a substantial quantity of goods and provides employment has been uniformly affected by the new economic policies on one count or the other, The present policies are also oblivious to the problems of small farmers and other primary sector producers, especially in the semi-arid regions. This article attempts to assess the impact of new economic policies through a set of case studies of units in the small sector.

Rates of Return in Indian Agriculture

Sarthi Acharya This article attempts to compute and analyse the rates of return for different crops in different regions of the country. It also looks at the sources of variation in the rates of return. A variable profit function is estimated with a view to determining the impact of input prices on profits and the consequent supply response of the farmers.

How Not to Model for Manpower Planning

this investment has unfortunately not reshaped the trinity of development in Malaysia or elsewhere. Judged by the reduction of poverty, inequality and unemployment, Malaysia's economic policies have come to a sorry pass. Between 1957 and 1970, its income distribution became more unequal, with the top 5 per cent lifting their income share from 22 to 28 per cent. What can be said with dead certainty is that the pace of inequality
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