Deshpande: The Grammar of Caste - Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Hardcover | August 30, 2011

byAshwini Deshpande

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This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India by using a framework that integrates discussions on caste from other social science disciplines with those from within economics. It brings together quantitative evidence on different dimensions of caste disparities basedon two large national-level data sets, in order to analyse the degree of change in the caste system over the last two decades. Offering evidence based on economic analysis, it questions commonly-held views and challenges traditional wisdom. The author uses the latest methods that allow researchers to gauge discrimination and shows how some of these methods have been used in the Indian context and what the quest has yielded. The book also discusses policy responses to disparities and discrimination by reviewing the existing quotasystem.

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This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India by using a framework that integrates discussions on caste from other social science disciplines with those from within economics. It brings together quantitative evidence on different dimensions of caste disparities basedon two large national-level data sets, in o...

Ashwini Deshpande is in the Department of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:August 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198072031

ISBN - 13:9780198072034

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Tables and FiguresAcknowledgements1. The Economics of Caste2. Theories of Discrimination and Caste3. Mind the Gap4. Overlapping Identities: Caste and Gender5. Measuring Discrimination6. Merit, Mobility, and Modernism: Discrimination in Urban Labour Markets7. What is to be Done?ReferencesIndex