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Agricultural Workers Pension in Kerala-An Experiment in Social Assistance

Agricultural Workers Pension in Kerala-An Experiment in Social Assistance

An Experiment in Social Assistance Leela Gulati Against the background of the demographic trend in Kerala and its impact on the age structure of the state's population, this paper examines the principal features of the pension scheme for agricultural workers in Kerala, the first Indian state to experiment with such a scheme. The author discusses, among other things, the impact of the scheme on an agricultural worker household and the future of the scheme in the light of the likely changes in the population's age structure.

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