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Social Welfare Policies and Programmes in South Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Channaveer R. M., Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li

Routledge India

332 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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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 the social welfare policies related to women, children, the elderly, and groups below poverty. It brings a wide array of themes to fore — empowerment of vulnerable population; 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, public policy as also to practitioners and those in the development sector, NGOs and thinktanks.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables


Foreword by Manohar Pawar


Introduction: The Policies and Programmes for Social Welfare — A South Asian Perspective

Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li and Channaveer R.M.


The Demography Vulnerability and Social Welfare in South Asia: A Paradigm Shift

Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li and Channaveer R.M.

Chapter 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

Chapter 2

Does Age Matter in Recruitment? Employment of Elderly Teachers in Sri Lanka

L. A. Pavithra Madhuwanthi

Chapter 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.

Chapter 4

Ageing South Asia and Elderly Care: Policy v/s Practice with Special Reference to India

Shachee Agnihotri

Chapter 5

Women Panchayat Leaders: Voices from Assam, India

Deepshikha Carpenter

Chapter 6

Empowerment and Rehabilitation of Devadasi: An Evaluation

Sudeshna Mukherjee and Priyanka Dwivedi

Chapter 7

Exploring the Issues and Challenges Among (Inter-State) Migrant Workers and Government Officials: A Study of Kochi, Kerala

Ansari P.A.


Poverty and Marginalization in South Asian Society

Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li and Channaveer R.M.

Chapter 8

Urban Poverty: Situating NGOs in Social Inclusion of Urban Poor

Vikram Singh

Chapter 9

Gender Differences in Elderly Poverty: Evidence from Household Income Expenditure Survey

Saidatulakmal Mohd, Abdelhak Senadjki and Norma Mansor

Chapter 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


Post-Globalization Development and Welfare Challenges in South Asian Society

Rajendra Baikady, Haruhiko Sakaguchi, Cheng Sheng-Li, Channaveer R.M.

Chapter 11

Globalization and Its Impact on Social Welfare: Critical Perspectives with Special Reference to India

Sujit Lahiry

Chapter 12

Social Welfare Initiatives in the Education Sector: Securing Girl Child Education in India

Bharti Chhibber

Chapter 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

Chapter 14

Massification of Higher Education and Diminishing Discrimination: The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Universities and Colleges

Sayantan Mandal

Chapter 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.


About the Editors

Channaveer R. M. is Associate Professor and Head, 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, Department of Social Welfare, Ryukoku University Junior College, Japan.

Cheng Sheng-Li is Professor, Department of Social Work, School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University, People’s Republic of China.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies