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Economic Reforms, Employment and Poverty-Trends and Options

Trends and Options Abhijit Sen If poverty reduction is to be a serious part of the agenda of economic reforms, the reforms will have to have an explicitly redistributive content. This will require cuts in subsidies to the rich and also higher taxes to maintain and increase the expenditure relevant for the poor. In addition, the old issues of land distribution and provision of universal primary education and health must be put back on the agenda.

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