Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP)


Working Papers of the Centre:

Working Paper Series
“Structural Determinants of Exclusion and Economic Growth”

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 9, 2016

Profile cum Perception of Ecotourists

of Kerala: An Empirical Analysis

The working paper highlights the perception of domestic and international tourist about ecotourism destinations in Kerala

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 10, 2016

Community Participation and Inclusive Development of Ecotourism in Kerala

The working paper discusses the role of ecotourism as an inclusive development option for the local communities

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 8, 2016

Impact of Trawl Ban on the Livelihood Security of the Fisher folks in Kerala: An Analysis in the context of Globalisation

The working paper brings to light the real issues of livelihood, unemployment and poverty of the fishing community under the globalised fishery framework.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 7, 2016

Structural Determinants of Exclusion and Economic Growth

The working paper brings to light the status of the fishers with regard to the income, livelihood and standard of living.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 6, 2014
Dynamics of Household Economic Development in Meenangady and Meppady Panchayaths in Wayanad District: A Social Class Analysis

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The working paper discusses the distinct dissimilarities with respect to poverty and other human development indicators in Wayanad.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 5, 2014
An Empirical Examination of the Inter-Temporal and Inter-Generational Dimensions of Poverty among the Social Classes in the Bio-Diversity Hotspots of Wayanad
The working paper analyses various poverty correlates with empirical flesh and blood to discover not only the facts and where it comes from, but also what it means.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 4, 2014
Migration-Induced Exclusion of the Elderly in Kerala
The working paper tries to link the multifarious problems of the elderly in a socioeconomic and psychological framework. It evinces that like any other development activity, emigration induced development has its own positives and negatives.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 3, 2013
Socio-Economic Situation of Tribes in Wayanad: A Distinct Case of Underdevelopment
The working paper is an attempt to analyse the present situation of tribes in Wayanad using socio-economic indicators like education, health, basic amenities and livelihood options.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 2, 2013
The Vicious Nexus of Land Alienation and Housing Segregation of Tribes in Kerala
The working paper is an attempt at unraveling the intricate relationship between land alienation, housing segregation and socioeconomic attributes of the tribes of Kerala. Despite the existence of strong legislations and numerous housing and resettlement schemes undertaken by the central and state governments, land still remains a mirage to the tribal population in the state.

Working Paper Series Volume 3 No. 1, 2013
Development Dynamics Involved in Tribal Sub Plan
The working paper is an attempt to unearth the effectiveness of the Tribal Sub Plan in improving the socio-economic conditions of the tribes in Kerala. Despite the existence of numerous plans and programmes designed for their development, the tribal communities in Kerala continue to be sad outliers.

Working Paper Series “Health Poverty and Social Exclusion”

Working Paper Series Volume 2 No. 1
The Vicious Nexus of Ill-health, Exclusion and Socio-economic Backwardness



The working paper is an attempt to unearth the factors that influence the health status and health seeking behavior of the tribal communities in Kerala. Despite the free access to healthcare provided by the government, the tribal communities remain sad outliers to Kerala’s healthcare attainments. This situation needs to be probed in detail at two levels, the factors contributing to distributional/delivery bottlenecks in access to healthcare facilities offered and the attitudinal mismatch, if any, between the beneficiaries and benefactors of the system. While the former strand of analysis will help in optimizing healthcare delivery process, the latter will help in shedding light into the socio-cultural aspects that need to be considered while designing effective health care programmes for tribal communities.

Working Paper Series “Education Exclusion and Economic Growth”

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.7, 2015
Education Exclusion in the Professional Self-Financing Sector in Kerala: A Social Class Analysis


The working paper, titled “Education Exclusion in the Professional Self-Financing Sector in Kerala: A Social Class Analysis”, explores the severity of education exclusion that the socially outlier classes face with the glorification of self-financing professional education in the state with a policy shift favouring the ability to pay model in the mid 1990s. The study, by and large, flits around student’s perception in the three prominent self-financing streams to identify responsive parameters and associated consequences.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.6, 2011
Intake Capacity and Inclusiveness of Technical Education Sector in Kerala

The working paper details the different factors that have shaped the technical education sector in the state.  Despite the increase in intake capacity in the state, which has mainly happened because of the proliferation of private self financing institutions, the socio-economic fabric of admissions to technical education in the state is heavily unfavorable to weaker sections in the society.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.5, 2011
 Migration, Remittances, Employment and Development New Evidences from the Kerala Migration Survey 2008
The working paper gives detailed account of the socio cultural and regional dimensions associated with migration in Kerala. The dependence of the state on remittance is high. The migration-remittance improved socioeconomic conditions path is looked at by many under privileged households in their desire to lead a better quality life.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.4, 2011
Higher Education in Kerala: How Inclusive is it to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
The working paper discusses the different dimensions that have a bearing on the issue of inclusive education. The paper argues that the aspects relating to dropouts, comparative performance of SC/ST students with other sections, the difficulties faced by the SC/ST households in meeting the private costs to education.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.3, 2011
 Social Exclusion and Inclusion in the History of Keralam: A Perspective
The working paper gives a brief but an excellent historical overview of the aspects relating to social exclusion in the state. Albeit the initiatives that have helped in addressing the social stigma that plagued the backward castes and classes the economic realm of their life desires much to be done about.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.2, 2010
 Performance and Perception of Students: Tracing the Missing Thread in Education Discussion

The working paper departs from the dominant approach in education discussions and research in Kerala which is usually slanted towards the role of public finance in education, and adopts a descriptive framework for examining education sector from an outcome perspective.

Working Paper Series Vol.1 No.1 - Professional Course Entrance Examination in Kerala: Exclusion in a Community-Gender Mirror
The working paper is an attempt to describe asymmetries in the admission to professional courses in Kerala using Rank Order Spectral Approach and pseudo Lorenz Curve Analysis.