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Temporal variation of capture of anti-poverty programs: Rural public works and food for work programs in rural India

Jha, Raghbendra; Bhattacharyya, Sambit; Gaiha, Raghav


Using National Sample Survey data for rural India we examine the incidence of capture in two workfare programs in rural India: the Rural Public Works and the Food for Work Programs for 1993-1994 and 2004-2005 respectively. We discover a high degree of program capture among the general population. Among the traditionally backward groups in Indian rural society - but with considerable variation in their living standards - there appears to be a higher degree of capture among SC (Scheduled Castes),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Review of Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2010.511169


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