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Contextual Framework

  • Ali Mehdi
  • Divya Chaudhry
  • Priyanka Tomar
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)

Abstract

This chapter lays out the contextual framework, starting with discussion of geographical and demographical aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region. Following an in-depth analysis of the political economy of J&K state, India, since pre-independence era, the chapter analyzes its performance on selected economic and fiscal indicators over time as well as vis-à-vis selected states in the country. It also delves into a detailed analysis of employment situation in J&K state vis-à-vis other Indian states and explains why the issue of quality jobs is of particular relevance to fragile as well as poor-/lower-middle income states which witness a greater degree of economic distress. Finally, it attempts to capture deficits in human capital formation in J&K state by analyzing its status of health and education.

Keywords

J&K Geography Demography Political economy Economic indicators Fiscal situation Employment Human capital 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Mehdi
    • 1
  • Divya Chaudhry
    • 1
  • Priyanka Tomar
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)New DelhiIndia

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