Authors : Nandraj, Sunil; George, Alex
Published Year: 1993
Economic and Political Weekly, 28(32-33), 7-14 August 1993, pp. 16712-1683
Health indicators of Maharashtra and Punjab show that they have attained relatively high growth against the background of a high per capita income (PCI) and good economic development while Kerala shows a good development in the health sector in the context of low PCI, low level of industrialisation but relatively good infrastructural indicators. While the first pattern could be attributed to the trickling down effect of capitalist modernisation of the industrial-cum-agrarian variety in Maharashtra and of predominantly agrarian variety in Punjab, the second is rooted in socio-political, geographic and demographic particularities of Kerala. This article looks into the specifics of Maharashtra's development in health in the context of other socioeconomic indicators to examine the relationship between health sector development and capitalist growth.