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Politics, Women and Well-Being

How Kerala became ‘a Model’

  • Robin Jeffrey

Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Making and Unmaking Models

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  3. How Old Kerala Gave Way

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  4. How Public Politics Took Hold

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  5. How ‘the Model’ Took Shape

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  6. Conclusion

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-285

About this book

Introduction

In 1990, Kerala on the southwestern coast has India's lowest infant mortality, longest life expectancy and highest female literacy. India's 'problem state' of the 1950s has become 'the Kerala model'. The collapse of a matrilineal social structure and a rigid caste system contributed to widespread politicization. Women retained a circumscribed but influential position in social life. The result is an instructive analysis for students of politics, development policy and women's issues.

Keywords

bibliography economy India nationalism Policy politics social life women

Authors and affiliations

  • Robin Jeffrey
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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