Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Evaluating Utilisation, Roll-out and Perceptions in Amaravati District, Maharashtra
A study conducted of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in 2009-10 in Amaravati district of Maharashtra shows that there are critical concerns in the very design and implementation of the programme that may make it challenging for RSBY to reach its target of below the poverty line population.
Objectives. We examined the association between slum residence and nutritional status in women in India by using competing classifications of slum type.
India's steps towards universal health coverage began in the early years after Independence but they faltered because of various factors, including resource constraints. The context has vastly changed since then but the need remains as urgent as it always was.
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a Task Force on Research Priorities for Equity in Health to provide expert advice on research priorities to take forward the health equity policy agenda (1,2).
We develop a formal representation of the economy-ecosystem interaction problem by distinguishing between stock-flow, and fund-flux spaces (Georgescu-Rogen, 1971). We then define dimensionless quantities in both the cardinal stock-flow space and the ordinal fund-flux space.
We develop a formal framework to investigate the relationship between ecological economics' concept of scale, and the more traditional concerns of allocation, and distribution. The framework presented here helps clarify differences between the normative and positive aspects of scale, allocation, and distribution.
Under the Reserve Bank of India's "financial inclusion" campaign, the provision of institutional finance has been progressing at differential rates across the country.
Using three months of data from financial diaries tracking daily cash flows of a group of microfinance borrowers in two urban slums in Karnataka, India, we show that the burgeoning microfinance sector faces a number constraints. These households are borrowing from multiple sources, specifically multiple MFIs.
This paper uses data from the Malawi Financial Markets and Household Food Security survey to examine the impact of gendered access to credit on labor allocation patterns within the household. The paper corrects for potential endogeneity of access to credit in the estimations. Access to credit relies on the credit limit concept.
Gender inequities are one of the key drivers of the hiv epidemic, globally and in India. Womenâ€™s limited ability to access, own, and control property such as land and housing is one manifestation of gender inequity that has serious implications for women and their families in the context of hiv and aids.