The present paper attempts to analyse the key factors that contribute to childhood poverty in the context of the ongoing primary research in two regions of Rajasthan. The key research questions being addressed by the study are:
- What are the factors that shape childhood poverty in Rajasthan?
- Is there any evidence of Intergenerational Transfer of Poverty?
- What factors help break poverty cycles?
- What are the specific policies and strategies in place to address
- What are the intended and unintended outcomes of these policies?
The paper presents some of the findings that have emerged from
preliminary fieldwork using focus group discussions, timelines and
genealogies. Section 2 gives a profile of children to highlight the
state of children's vulnerability in Rajasthan. Section 3 presents the
main issues emerging from the field pertinent for understanding
childhood poverty in the State. Sections 4 and 5 highlight some areas
for future research and policy interventions.
Understanding Childhood Povertyin Rajasthan: Emerging Issues and Strategies, CPRC-IIPA Working Paper No. 8
Understanding Childhood Poverty in Rajasthan: Emerging Issues and Strategies, CPRC-IIPA Working Paper No. 8