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Contextualizing the COVID Pandemic in India

A Development Perspective

  • Gives longer-term developmental perspective to contextualize COVID-19 pandemic in India

  • Enables understanding of successes and gaps in policy responses against myriad developmental challenges

  • Discusses topics such as finance, macroeconomics, agriculture, education, labor, gender, nutrition, and health

Part of the book series: India Studies in Business and Economics (ISBE)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. The Impact of the Pandemic on Social Vulnerabilities in India

    • Archana Dang, Mausumi Das, Indrani Gupta
    Pages 71-86
  3. The Penalty of Being Young: India’s Workers During the Pandemic

    • Rosa Abraham, Mrinalini Jha
    Pages 109-125
  4. Social Protection Policies and Women’s Employment During COVID-19

    • Nikita Sangwan, Swati Sharma
    Pages 127-141
  5. Chronicling the Observed Gendered Effects in India’s Labor Markets During COVID-19

    • Mitali Nikore, Areen S. Deshmukh, Mannat Sharma, Tanvi Mahant
    Pages 169-197
  6. India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: Its Relevance in Managing the Pandemic

    • Santanu Pramanik, Abhinav Motheram
    Pages 199-223
  7. COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Hesitancy: Survey Evidence from Rural India

    • Sneha Shashidhara, Sharon Barnhardt, Shagata Mukherjee
    Pages 225-247
  8. India’s Credit Landscape in a Post-pandemic World

    • Rajeswari Sengupta, Harsh Vardhan
    Pages 273-295
  9. Trust and Public Policy: Lessons from the Pandemic

    • Mausumi Das, Ajit Mishra
    Pages 297-314

About this book

This book brings together contributions that explore various dimensions of the pandemic from a long-term development perspective. It also analyzes the existing policy responses and the gaps therein, to enable a greater understanding of how public policy – during a pandemic like COVID-19 – can be better aligned with the developmental challenges faced by individuals and households in India. Through its thirteen contributions, the book highlights the connection between the pandemic and development as deep and multilayered, and not unidirectional. It highlights how the existing inequalities and inequities in the system determined who gets impacted and to what extent, and how soon they can recover, if at all. It analyzes policies and programmes that have been implemented based mostly on the immediate pandemic crisis, and responded less to the pre-existing conditions that have shaped socio-economic outcomes. The book would be a great resource to study possible future responses to similar health disasters in a multi-cultural, multi-religion, multi-caste and multi-class melting pot like India.

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Development Economics
  • India
  • Labour
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Education
  • Public Policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India

    Indrani Gupta

  • Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, New Delhi, India

    Mausumi Das

About the editors

Indrani Gupta is Professor and Head of the Health Policy Research Unit (HPRU) of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG). She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, USA.  Prof Gupta’s work experience has been diverse, including teaching and academic institutes, the World Bank and the Government of India. Her areas of interest cover a wide range of topics in the area of health economics and policy, and include demand for health and health care, health financing and coverage, poverty and health, costing and cost-effectiveness and economics of diseases.



Mausumi Das is Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi where she has been teaching since 2005. Previously she has also held faculty positions at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a visiting position at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. Her areas of interest are economic growth and development macroeconomics. She has published in top field journals such as Journal of Economic GrowthJournal of Development Economics and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Contextualizing the COVID Pandemic in India

  • Book Subtitle: A Development Perspective

  • Editors: Indrani Gupta, Mausumi Das

  • Series Title: India Studies in Business and Economics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-4906-9

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-99-4905-2Published: 28 September 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-99-4908-3Due: 12 October 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-99-4906-9Published: 27 September 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2198-0012

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-0020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 314

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 89 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Development Economics, Public Policy, Labor Economics, Health Economics

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eBook USD 149.00
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Hardcover Book USD 199.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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