The theme of this book is health outcomes in India, in particular to outcomes relating to its caste and religious groups and, within these groups, to their women and children. The book's tenor is analytical and based upon a rigorous examination of recent data from both government and non-government sources. The major areas covered are sanitation, use by mothers of the government's child development services, child malnutrition, deaths in families, gender discrimination, and the measurement of welfare.
Vani Kant Borooah is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ulster. He is a past President of the European Public Choice Society and of the Irish Economic Association. He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2006. His work has been mainly in the areas of unemployment, inequality, poverty, and economic development. His most recent publications are Europe in an Age of Austerity
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Caste, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Modern India
(2015); Education in a Divided Society
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Votes, Parties, and Seats: A Quantitative Analysis of India Parliamentary Elections, 1962-2014
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
1. Health Outcomes and Policy in India2. Sanitation and Hygiene3. The Social Orientation of India's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Program 4. Child Malnutrition 5. The Health of Elderly Persons6. Deaths in the Family7. Inequality and Well-Being8. Summary and Conclusions