Does education provide the means to social mobility?
Does it just perpetuate existing inequalities?
How effective are existing policies?
How do they affect education and learning of poor people?
Social policies can help to combat poverty in an efficient and sustained way. Nopoor focuses on the role of education for social mobility by examining the role of social background and the determinants of education quality.
The Project looks at the context in which social policies are implemented. Nopoor pays as much attention to studying the effects of these policies as to the institutional and social settings in which they are embedded.
The specific objective of this research is to :
This specific research of NOPOOR focuses on domestic policies as a complement Impact of International Aid and Impact of Globalization. Education and social protection research’s conclusions form also the basis for a large part of Policy recommendations.
India has a programme of affirmative action in institutions of higher education for a group of Scheduled Castes and Tribes, which have traditionally faced social and economic discriminatory barriers to acquiring education. Thus, a fixed proportion of seats are reserved for individuals from these groups.
Is there a relationship between regime type and policies adopted, and poverty and inequality?
A study on the feasibility of policies that protect the poor in unforeseen circumstances through structural rather than fiscal mechanisms, thus also protecting them to the greatest extent possible from the fluctuations of fiscal budgets that are equally subject to economic shocks.