This paper analyses the relationship between livelihoods and childhood poverty and wellbeing in the state of Rajasthan. It uses a livelihoods framework and relates this to key aspects of education, health and work of children, and inter-generational poverty transfers. The paper examines the effects of poverty on children, both now and in later life. Given the stark inequalities in wellbeing in Rajasthan based on gender and caste, it explores how discrimination based on these social differences affects children in poverty. It forms the basis for primary research on childhood poverty in Rajasthan undertaken by IDS-Jaipur as part of the CHIP (Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre) programme of work.
Mathur, K., Rajagopal, S., Bhargava, P. (2004) CHIP Report 2: Childhood poverty in Rajasthan - A review of literature. Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP), London, UK, ISBN: 1-904922-05-8, ii + 50 pp.