Thorat, Amit (2010): Ethnicity, Caste and Religion: Implications for Poverty Outcomes. Published in: Economic and Political Weekly , Vol. vol xl, No. December 18th, 2010, vol xlv no 51 : pp. 47-53.
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In the factors that affect income and poverty outcomes, there are some features unique to India. Caste, ethnicity, religion and even regional origins all influence income outcomes. Therefore while examining individual poverty, the influence of social belongings on the level and the nature of access to economic endowments and the individual’s ability to utilise them freely are of considerable significance. This paper examines to what extent some ethnic,religious and caste minorities suffer from chronic impoverishment, especially in rural India. What economic endowments are owned by whom and by how much? What is the level of education and occupational skill across different social groups? The analysis is based on the 61st round (2004-05) of the National Sample Survey Organisation’s Consumption-Expenditure Survey.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ethnicity, Caste and Religion: Implications for Poverty Outcomes|
|Keywords:||India, Income, Poverty, caste, ethnicity, religion, minorities, NSSO , social groups|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
|Depositing User:||Amit Thorat|
|Date Deposited:||06. Dec 2012 13:39|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:23|
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Sukhadeo Thorat and Katherine S Newman (New Delhi: Oxford), pp 179-207.
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