ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

EGS and the Poor-Evidence from Longitudinal Village Studies

Evidence from Longitudinal Village Studies M J Bhende T S Walker S S Lieberman J V Venkataram The Employment Guarantee Scheme (ECS) in Maharashtra is one of the most acclaimed poverty alleviation schemes providing 100 million person-days of employment in a typical year. This paper attempts to analyse the role of EGS in augmenting'the wage income of rural households, its performance in terms of targeting the poor from the non-poor and also its relationship with farm employment.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top