Inclusive Growth – A Solution to Homelessness#
Keywords:Inclusive Growth, Exclusion, Homelessness, Poverty, Vulnerability
Inclusion is a multi-faceted concept. Growth is said to be inclusive when it allows all members of the society to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the growth process on an equal basis, regardless of individual circumstances. But, the fact is that the growth in India, and in other countries, too, has not so far been very inclusive. The number of people living below poverty line, illiteracy, increased number of child abuse and child labors, Millions of homeless people on the roads are some of the indicators of exclusion. Inclusive growth, therefore, should become a major policy priority and everyone must share the benefits of growth. The present paper develops a sketch of the homeless people in two metro cities of India in view towards ensuring inclusive growth and reducing the problem of homelessness. The homeless are excluded community in several aspects. However, the paper attempts to measure only the extent of homelessness and the causes of homelessness. The paper is based on primary data and analysis is done using regression model and Binary Logit model. This homeless profile is expected to give an understanding to the academicians and policy makers and throw light on the extent of poverty and causes of homelessness; to reassess and improve on the existing methodologies and suggest new and alternative policies to help people bring them to the mainstream and make growth inclusive. The objectives of this paper are;
1. To analyze the extent of exclusiveness with special reference to homeless people
2. To examine the causes of homelessness and
3. To suggest policy measures
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