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Diversity and Change in Modern IndiaEconomic, Social and Political Approaches$
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Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264515

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001

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Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India

Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India

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(p.47) 3 Costly Absences, Coercive Presences: Health Care in Rural North India
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Diversity and Change in Modern India
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PATRICIA JEFFERY

ROGER JEFFERY

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0003

This chapter discusses health care in rural north India. It examines the access of villagers in the Bijnor district of western Uttar Pradesh to health care during the early 2000s. The liberalisation, health care, and health status in India is studied, along with the declining state investment in health services. Limiting fertility and removing polio in India is examined in the latter portion of the chapter.

Keywords:   health care, rural north India, Bijnor district, liberalisation, health status, state investment, fertility, polio

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