Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The growth paradox, yet again.

GNP as teh sole indicator of growth has proved as an excuse for Governments to overlook problems such as the deepening economic divide in the society, rising civil unrest and the death of agriculture. The list does not stop there but also extends to encompass the paradox of economic growth and rising violence against women. With economic prosperity one would expect the betterment of women’s position in the society, but unfortunately we thought wrong. The narrow concept of growth chased by countries like our very own India does nothing to ameliorate the condition of women in the society emphasises Tina Rosenberg in this well researched article that focuses on the Indian subcontinent published in the NYT women’s special edition:

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