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Amit Thorat is Assistant Professor of economics, at the Center for the Study of Regional Development at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Prior to this he worked as an Associate Fellow at the National Council for Applied Economics Research (NCAER), New Delhi, where he was part of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) team. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree in economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), JNU. His research has been on issues of income, educational and health inequalities in general and across social, ethnic, and religious groups in particular, in the context of India. At present, he is working on understanding people's beliefs around personal and social identity in India and its implications for social behaviour, individual distress, and economic outcomes. His earlier work includes examining gains for small and marginal farmers from high-value production as well as from farmer owned-cooperative farming.
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One aspect of human well-being that has often been overlooked in survey research on low- and middle-income countries is the extent to which prejudice and discrimination diminish social welfare. This a...