This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors, such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive growth, and social marginalisation and inequality. The volume brings together the contributions of various stakeholders from academia, research organisations, NGOs and policymakers to address social-sector issues and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Indian context. It reflects on policies, strategies and performance in the context of Constitutional goals and the commitment to global SDGs and examines the character and contours of social development in the country.
Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners of development studies, political studies, sociology and development economics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|61 pages
part II|14 pages
chapter 2|12 pages
Reflections on sustainable development goals from the perspective of developing countries
part III|49 pages
Education and skill development
chapter 5|14 pages
Challenges beyond schooling
part IV|74 pages
Health, nutrition and food security
chapter 6|13 pages
Achieving sustainable development Goal 3 in the Indian context
part V|45 pages
chapter 11|18 pages
Women’s work participation and maternity protection conundrum in India
part VI|66 pages
Poverty, employment and inequality
chapter 12|15 pages
Are we really concerned about employment?
part VII|15 pages