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dc.contributor.authorAnurekha, Wagh Chari
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorSouth Asia Research Network (SARNET)
dc.creatorInternational Labour Organization (ILO)
dc.creatorInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC)
dc.creatorGovernment of Canada
dc.creatorInstitute for Human Development (IHD)
dc.creatorSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-28T08:40:06Z
dc.date.available2023-02-28T08:40:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-02
dc.identifier.issn2227-4391
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/5515
dc.description.abstract<p>The focus of this paper is the suicide widow farmer-(small and marginal farmers, single women headed households) who depend on unsustainable agricultural based livelihoods. It is by interlinking agrarian crisis and vulnerability of suicide widow farmers, the paper highlights the challenges of gendering social security policies. The paper aims to: one, examine the inclusion process of marginalized groups into unequal structures; two analyze how neoliberal policies of government accentuated existing inequalities within agrarian sector, leading to the deepening of the agrarian crisis; and three examine to what extent does the existing social security polices relating to agrarian based livelihoods and widows address the needs of the widow farmers. To do so the paper would examine two programmes, Loan Waiver Scheme and the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (henceforth MKSP), to understand how the policies address the needs of farmers and women farmers in particular within a highly fragile agrarian economy.&nbsp;</p>
dc.format.extent32 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitute for Human Development
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSARNET Working Paper
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dc.titleThe challenge of gendering social security : agrarian crisis, precarious livelihoods and widow farmers
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistGENDER EQUALITY
dc.subject.unbistLABOUR MARKET
dc.subject.unbistFARMERS
dc.subject.unbistLIBERALIZATION
dc.subject.unbistAGRARIAN STRUCTURE
dc.subject.unbistSOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subject.unbistNEOLIBERALISM
dc.subject.unbistSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
escap.publisherPlaceNew Delhi
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
escap.subregionSouth and South-West Asia
escap.contactPhone+ 91 11 2335 8166
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
escap.ispartofseriesnoSARNET Working Paper;No. 2, 2016
dc.date.escap2016-02
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. 2, 2016


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