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The grammar of caste : economic discrimination in contemporary India / Ashwini Deshpande.

By: Deshpande, Ashwini.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNew Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011Description: xxi, 295 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199471980 (pbk.); 0198072031.Subject(s): Caste -- Economic aspects -- India | Discrimination -- Economic aspects -- India | People with social disabilities -- Government policy -- IndiaDDC classification: 305.51220954 DES
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Economics of Caste 2.Theories of Discrimination and Caste 3.Mind the Gap 4.Overlapping Identities: Caste and Gender 5.Measuring Discrimination 6.Merit, Mobility, and Modernism: Discrimination in Urban Labour Markets 7.What is to be Done?.
Summary: This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India from an economist's perspective. Questioning traditional wisdom on the degree of change in the caste system over the last two decades, it brings together evidence on different dimensions of caste disparities based on two large national-level data sets.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-288) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1.The Economics of Caste
2.Theories of Discrimination and Caste
3.Mind the Gap
4.Overlapping Identities: Caste and Gender
5.Measuring Discrimination
6.Merit, Mobility, and Modernism: Discrimination in Urban Labour Markets
7.What is to be Done?.

This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India from an economist's perspective. Questioning traditional wisdom on the degree of change in the caste system over the last two decades, it brings together evidence on different dimensions of caste disparities based on two large national-level data sets.

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