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The Employment Guarantee Scheme as a Social Safety Net - Poverty Dynamics and Poverty Alleviation.

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This paper investigates the dynamic aspects of poverty and anti-poverty interventions, particularly focusing on promotional effects, i.e., the effects of helping the poor escape poverty and protective effects, i.e., the effects of preventing the non-poor from slipping into poverty. We test the effectiveness of the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in rural India as a social safety net drawing upon the ICRISAT survey data. We have carried out the econometric analysis, namely Cox Proportional H...

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Department of Economics (University of Oxford)
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2003-03-01
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English
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2011-08-16

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