Records of the Delhi Oxford Project on Poverty, 1978, welfare project, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Working papers of the project 1978;
  • Final copy of the project 1978.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dehli Oxford Project on Poverty was set up in 1978  in Glasgow to investigate poverty, income distribution and employment in India. It was financed by the Ministry of Overseas Development, and its main participants were Radha Sinah, a senior lecturer in political economy at the University of Glasgow , Peter Pearson and Mary Gregory, also both lecturers in political economy at the University of Glasgow. Gopal Kadekodi, a reader at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India, was also involved. The aim of the study was to contribute to the exploration of the basic needs strategy as India had very high levels of poverty.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 20 December 2004

Revised by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 04 January 2008