Sounding a note of caution: comparisons between official and ethnographic data on NREGA in Tamil Nadu

Carswell, Grace M. and Cripps, Rob (2013) Sounding a note of caution: comparisons between official and ethnographic data on NREGA in Tamil Nadu. Economic and Political Weekly, 48 (30). pp. 25-28. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Official data from the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act website is examined alongside independently collected survey and ethnographic data. The validity of the official data is verifi ed by comparing it to field-level observations. This is done at various levels, and in doing so, it is shown that in certain ways the official mgnrega data is robust. In other very important ways the data is shown to be highly problematic for these particular villages in Tamil Nadu, for which the exercise is done.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Depositing User: Grace Carswell
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 12:24
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 12:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45844
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