Children's Rights and Wellbeing in India: Law, Policy and Practice (In 3 Volumes) by Joseph A. Gathia, Sanjay V. Gathia, 2015

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Authors Joseph A. Gathia, Sanjay V. Gathi
Publisher Concept Publishing Company
Publication Year 2015
Language English
Binding Hard Bound
ISBN 9789351251569
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India has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets in the world. But what does it mean to its children? Of total estimated population in 2014 as 1,236 million, nearly 28.5 % are below age of 14 years. Despite such a huge child population in India, the issues that affect their lives and even survival tend to receive remarkably little attention. This study Children's Rights and Well-being in India: Law, Policy and Practice (Volume I, II and III) is one among the few to address this theme on such a wide canvas that spans both time frame and issues. There has been a growing interest over the past decade in the concept of child's rights-among policy makers, practioners, and academics -in both India and internationally. But does it mean the same thing to children and families as it does to policy makers? How can it be measured? And if it has begun to impact on government policy, has it made any difference to children's lives? The three volume study Children's Rights and Well-being in India provide an overview of key child development policies, programmes, laws, trends, and raises pertinence questions about their potential impact on children's rights. The challenges of improving children's well-being go beyond the provision of more effective public services, important though these are. The bigger questions are how can we create a society in which children are better valued and parents better supported in bringing up their children? And what can be done to reduce inequalities, which influence every aspect of children's well- being? This book makes use of a variety of sources of data including that of Govt. of India, the World Bank and UN agencies particularly the UNICEF and the ILO. All the three volumes of Children's Rights and Well-being in India are an essential text for all those who want to understand the crisis threatening our children's future.