Why are inter-state differences in human development in India so high? What explains regional patterns where overall the southern region has some of the best human development outcomes in the country while the states in the northernheartland have the worst? In addressing these important questions, this volume provides a detailed analysis of heal
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Acknowledgement List of Tables List of Figures 1. North-South Contrast in Human Development 2. Not Just Economic Conditions 3. Women‘s Status is Key 4. Public Provisioning Matters 5. Putting the Puzzle Together 6. The Contrasting Cases of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh 7. Unpacking Women‘s Status in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh 8. Delivering Public Services Effectively 9. Public Action for Public Services 10. Summing Up and Way Forward Appendix A. Appendix B. Bibliography.