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Social Assistance for Poor Elderly: How Effective?

S. Irudaya Rajan
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 36, No. 8 (Feb. 24 - Mar. 2, 2001), pp. 613-617
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4410312
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Abstract

The National Social Assistance Scheme and its components where they have been effectively introduced has gone a long way towards improving the lot of the poor elderly. However, there are several problems in the implementation of the schemes such as accurate identification of the beneficiaries and therefore a correct assessment of the financial burden on the governments. The scheme needs some urgent revamp.

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