This book examines the social welfare policies and programmes devised to address different societal issues and concerns across the South Asian countries. It focuses on the design and delivery of social welfare policies related to women, children, the elderly and groups living below poverty level. It brings a wide array of themes to the fore – empowerment of vulnerable populations, globalization and inclusive development, intervention in Northeast India, employment of elderly teachers in Sri Lanka, regulations in prisons, ageing South Asia and elderly care, social exclusion and urban poor, girl child education in India, child protection in Bangladesh and women panchayat leaders – to provide an evidence-based understanding of social policy formulation, implementation and monitoring in South Asia.
Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of political studies, sociology, development studies and public policy, and also to practitioners and those in the development sector, NGOs and think tanks.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Manohar Pawar. Acknowledgements. Introduction: The Policies and Programmes for Social Welfare — A South Asian Perspective Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li and Channaveer R.M. PART I. The Demography Vulnerability and Social Welfare in South Asia: A Paradigm Shift 1. Ashadeep — A Holistic Intervention with Homeless Mentally Ill Persons in Northeast India: Considering Disability Policy and Creating a Path for Social Work Education Victor Narzary, Riju Sharma, Bibharani Swargiary and Alice K. Butterfield 2. Does Age Matter in Recruitment? Employment of Elderly Teachers in Sri Lanka L. A. Pavithra Madhuwanthi 3. A Qualitative Study on the Prison Policy System Among the Acquitted/Bailed Prisoners and Retired Staff in Tamil Nadu State of South India Ghouse Basha A. M. 4. Ageing South Asia and Elderly Care: Policy v/s Practice with Special Reference to India Shachee Agnihotri 5. Women Panchayat Leaders: Voices from Assam, India Deepshikha Carpenter 6. Empowerment and Rehabilitation of Devadasi: An Evaluation Sudeshna Mukherjee and Priyanka Dwivedi 7. Exploring the Issues and Challenges Among (Inter-State) Migrant Workers and Government Officials: A Study of Kochi, Kerala Ansari P.A. PART II. Poverty and Marginalization in South Asian Society 8. Urban Poverty: Situating NGOs in Social Inclusion of Urban Poor Vikram Singh 9. Gender Differences in Elderly Poverty: Evidence from Household Income Expenditure Survey Saidatulakmal Mohd, Abdelhak Senadjki and Norma Mansor 10. Poverty Reduction Efforts in Siyambalanduwa Divisional Secretariat in Monaragala District in Sri Lanka: Problems and Prospects R. Lalitha S. Fernando and H.O.C. Gunasekara PART III. Post-Globalization Development and Welfare Challenges in South Asian Society 11. Globalization and Its Impact on Social Welfare: Critical Perspectives with Special Reference to India Sujit Lahiry 12. Social Welfare Initiatives in the Education Sector: Securing Girl Child Education in India Bharti Chhibber 13. Victim of System: A Study on Crime Committed by Children and Child Victim with Special Reference to Ranchi District of Jharkhand, India Aranya Ribhu, Koustab Majumdar and Dipankar Chatterjee 14. Massification of Higher Education and Diminishing Discrimination: The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Universities and Colleges Sayantan Mandal 15. Child Protection in Law and in Practice: A Critical Review from a Bangladesh Perspective Md. Mostafijur Rahman. Conclusion: Inequality and Social Exclusion in Diverse Contexts — Issues, Challenges and Concerns Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li and Channaveer R.M. Index
Channaveer R. M. is a professor and head of the Department of Social Work, Central University of Karnataka, India.
Rajendra Baikady is a post-doctoral Researcher and Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellow at the Department of Social Work, Shandong University, People’s Republic of China.
Haruhiko Sakaguchi is professor of the Department of Social Welfare, Ryukoku University Junior College, Japan.
Cheng Sheng-Li is a professor of the Department of Social Work, School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University, People’s Republic of China.