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K. N. Raj Library: Titles on display from 02-03-2018 to 09-03-2018

Following titles were recently added to the K. N. Raj Library Collection and were on display from 02-03-2018 to 09-03-2018

1. Aoun, Joseph E.
Robot-Proof: Higher education in the age of artificial intelligence. – Cambrige ,Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017. 187 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780262037280. Call No. 339.1218 Q7

2. Ayyar, R V Vaidyanatha
History of education policymaking in India, 1947-2016. – New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017. 582 pages, HB. ISBN : 97801994749431. Call No. 339.1210054 Q71

3. Betti, Gianni, ed.
Poverty and social exclusion: New methods of analysis. – London: Routledge, 2014. 324 pages, PB. ISBN : 9781138241343. Call No. 339.22 Q32

4. Di Bartolomeo, Giovanni, ed
Theoretical foundations of macroeconomic policy: Growth, productivity and public finance. – London: Routledge, 2017. 197 pages, HB. ISBN : 9781138645844. Call No. 330.231 Q6

5. Djurfeldt, Goran
Structural transformation and agrarian changes in India. – New York: Routledge, 2017. 178 pages, HB. ISBN : 9781138913677. Call No. 337.130054 Q7

6. Hosfeld, Rolf
Karl Marx: An intellectual biography. – New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 190 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780857457424. Call No. 330.326(M) Q2

7. Kumari, B Anjani
History and contribution of the Zamindars in Visakhapatnam region (AD 1611-1949). – NEW DELHI: Gyan Publishing House, 2016. 310 pages, HB. ISBN : 978-8121213394. Call No. 337.172005484(2) Q6

8. McDonald, John F
Rethinking macroeconomics: An introduction. – London: Routledge, 2016. 182 pages, PB. ISBN : 978-1138644069. Call No. 330.231 Q61

9. O’neill, Jim
The Growth map: Economic opportunity in the BRICs and beyond. – New York: Portfolio, 2011. 248 pages, HB. ISBN : 978-1591844815. Call No. 334.001723 Q1

10. Patashnik,Eric M
Unhealthy politics: The Battle over evidence-based medicine. – Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. 259 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780691158815. Call No. 339.130073 Q7

11. Polachek, Solomon W, ed
Gender in the labor market. – UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015. 306 pages, HB. ISBN : 978-1785601415. Call No. 338.27 Q5

12. Raworth, Kate
Doughnut economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist. – London: Random House Business Books, 2017. 372 pages, PB. ISBN : 9781847941381. Call No. 330.23 Q71

13. Rodrik, Dani
Straight talk on trade: Ideas for a sane world economy. – Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. 316 pages, HB. ISBN : 9780691177847. Call No. 334.2 Q8

14. Shaikh, Anwar
Capitalism: Competition, conflict crises. – South Asia edition. – New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. 979 pages, PB. ISBN : 9780199475513. Call No. 330.52 Q69

15. Sinha, Yashwant, ed
The Future of Indian economy: Past reforms and challenges ahead. – New Delhi: Rupa, 2017. 361 pages, HB. ISBN : 9788129148063. Call No. 330.452 Q74

16. Wray,L. Randall
Why Minsky matters: An introduction to the work of a Maverick economist. – Princeton: Princeton University Presss, 2016. 273 pages, PB. ISBN : 9780691178400. Call No. 330.318(MIN) Q6;1


Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Volume 80, Issue 2, April 2018

Original Articles

Out-of-pocket expenditure on maternity care for hospital births in Uttar Pradesh, India

Srinivas Goli; Anu Rammohan and Moradhvaj

Health Economics Review, 2018

Background and Objective
The studies measured Out-of-Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) for hospital births previously suffer from serious data limitations. To overcome such limitations, we designed a hospital-based study for measuring the levels and factors of OOPE on maternity care for hospital births by its detailed components.

Data were collected from women for non-complicated deliveries 24-h before the survey and complicated deliveries 48-h prior to the survey at the hospital settings in Uttar Pradesh, India during 2014. The simple random sampling design was used in the selection of respondents. Bivariate analyses were used to estimate mean expenditure on Antenatal care services (ANCs), Delivery care and Total Maternity Expenditure (TME). Multivariate linear regression was employed to examine the factor associated with the absolute and relative share of expenditure in couple’s annual income on ANCs, delivery care, and TME.

The findings show that average expenditure on maternal health care is high ($155) in the study population. Findings suggest that factors such as income, place, and number of ANCs, type, and place of institutional delivery are significantly associated with both absolute and relative expenditure on maternity care. The likelihood of incidence of catastrophic expenditure on maternity care is significantly higher for women delivered in private hospitals (β = 2.427, p < 0.001) compared to the government hospital (β = 0). Also, it is higher among caesarean or forceps deliveries (β = 0.617, p < 0.01), deliveries conducted on doctor advise (β = 0.598, p < 0.01), than in normal deliveries (β = 0) and self or family planned deliveries (β = 0).

The findings of this study suggest that the OOPE on maternity care for hospital births reported in this study is much higher as it was collected with a better methodology, although with smaller sample size. Therefore, ongoing maternity benefit scheme in India in general and Uttar Pradesh in particular need to consider the levels of OOPE on maternity care and demand-side and supply-side factors determining it for a more effective policy to reduce the catastrophic burden on households and help women to achieve better maternity health outcomes in poor regional settings like Uttar Pradesh in India.

URL : https://healtheconomicsreview.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13561-018-0189-3

Courtesy : Springer Open

Is social partnership the way forward for Indian trade unions? Evidence from public services


International Labour Review, Volume 156Issue 3-4, December 2017

Since the start of economic reforms in 1991, India’s trade unions have found themselves increasingly excluded from the political process and marginalized in collective bargaining. Using survey and interview data from the Maharashtra affiliates of two national union federations, this article examines whether social partnership with employers is a viable option for Indian unions to regain influence and protect workers’ interests, as some analysts have advocated. Its findings indicate that despite Maharashtra’s supportive regulatory framework, which in theory should facilitate cooperative industrial relations, the realities of workplace employment relations – coupled with state indifference and adverse judicial interventions – weaken labour’s prospects for meaningful social partnership.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ilr.2017.156.issue-3-4/issuetoc

Courtesy: Wiley online library

The social sector in India has a diversity problem

Benson Neethipudi
India Development Review (IDR), 13-March-2018

A common thread across the spectrum of India’s social sector organisations and the development professionals I have interacted with is a passion for social equality, a sense of purpose, and academic and professional skills required to advocate, innovate and contribute to improving lives of the marginalised in our society.

Also common is the glaring absence of voices from those very marginalised communities and historically underprivileged groups at funders summits, civil society forums, CSR conclaves, foundation boardrooms, and strategy sessions. …

url – http://idronline.org/social-sector-india-diversity-problem/
courtesy -IDR

The great trade collapse and Indian firms

Pavel Chakraborty

The World Economy, Volume 41Issue 1, January 2018

The collapse in global trade during the 2008–09 crisis has been widely studied using the developed nation(s) data. I use firm-level data from Indian manufacturers to show that: (a) Indian firms experience strong negative demand shocks concerning their exports to the USA and the EU, the effect being significantly higher in case of the USA. Results assert that 1% increase in the exposure towards the crisis-affected zones (the USA and the EU combined) reduces an average Indian manufacturing firm’s export earnings by 1.17%–1.36%; (b) trade in consumer non-durables and durables are the two most affected sectors, impact being higher for the latter; (c) evidence in support of similar effects throughout the size distribution of firms, with the effect being highest for small or the most vulnerable firms; (d) drop in demand, as a result of the 2008–09 crisis, only affects the high-exposure industries. My results are robust to IV analysis and a variety of checks.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/twec.2018.41.issue-1/issuetoc

Courtesy: Wiley online library

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 9, 03 Mar, 2018


Courtesy: EPW



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