Title: Social inclusion from development perspective: towards theoretical synthesis and policy framework

Authors: Ankush Goyal; Manish Kumar Jha

Addresses: National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana, India ' National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana, India

Abstract: There are a large number of views from scholars about the concept of social inclusion focusing on their respective fields and disciplines. This research article presents a comprehensive framework derived from the scholarly investigation into the existing research literature on social inclusion. An analysis has been done to elucidate the concept and meaning of social inclusion in various contexts. A synthesis of theoretical research has also been done to develop a common conceptual framework that identifies various social groups facing exclusion in the society, forms or symptoms and dimensions or indicators of exclusion. Moreover, major forces or process causing social exclusion have been delineated. Finally, major policies have been described that can be substantial in resolving the problem of exclusion in the society. The proposed conceptual framework would help in streamlining and mapping the various aspects of research in the area of social inclusion.

Keywords: social exclusion; social inclusion; social groups; participation; policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2021.118996

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2021 Vol.14 No.5/6, pp.504 - 518

Received: 29 Oct 2019
Accepted: 08 Jul 2020

Published online: 09 Nov 2021 *

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