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Gender Implications of Adjustment Policy Programme in India-Significance of the Household

Programme in India Significance of the Household Joy R Ranadive This article seeks to emphasise the importance of accounting for the distributional effects of structural adjustment policies. While an attempt can be made to predict these effects if the programmes succeed, the far more urgent task is to assess the distributional impact of the costs of the transitional period, when due to special circumstances the household will act as a buffer for absorbing the shocks to the economy. Within the household, women will bear the brunt of the impact.

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