Tag Search: “social identity”
Hindu-Muslim integration and firm output in Indian manufacturing: Evidence from a field experiment
Evidence suggests that ethnic diversity can lower firm output due to poor social ties and taste-based discrimination among workers. Based on an experiment in a manufacturing plant in West Bengal, this...
- Arkadev Ghosh
- 23 May, 2022
Does increasing female representation in school management improve school quality?
The 2009 Right to Education Act (RTE) mandated public and private aided schools to constitute School Management Committees (SMCs) to improve accountability in schools through community participation. ...
- Chandan Jain Bharti Nandwani
- 18 April, 2022
Teacher-student gender matching and learning outcomes
Studies have found positive effects of teacher-student gender matching on students’ learning outcomes in certain countries. Based on a theoretical model – tested empirically with survey data from Andh...
- Sukanta Bhattacharya Aparajita Dasgupta Kumarjit Mandal Anirban Mukherjee
- 22 March, 2021
Budget 2021-22: A gender lens
Examining the 2021-22 union budget through a gender lens, Nalini Gulati discusses what the budget does – and does not do – for women in the Indian economy, particularly with respect to the digital pus...
- Nalini Gulati
- 02 February, 2021
Preferences or expectations? Understanding the gender gap in choice of college majors
A multidisciplinary literature – mostly focused on the US – shows that choice of majors among college students is gendered, and females are particularly under-represented in math-intensive fields. Bas...
- Aparajita Dasgupta Anisha Sharma
- 23 October, 2020
Does political reservation work, and for whom?
Does political reservation undermine or promote development, and for whom? This article presents an analysis of India’s Scheduled Areas, which reserve political office for the historically disadvantag...
- Saad Gulzar Nicholas Haas Ben Pasquale
- 11 August, 2020
Residential segregation in urban India and persistence of caste
B.R. Ambedkar had exhorted lower-caste people to move towards cities to defy localism and benefit from the virtues of cosmopolitanism that urbanisation might provide. Using 2011 enumeration block-leve...
- Naveen Bharathi Deepak Malghan Sumit Mishra Andaleeb Rahman
- 01 July, 2020
Rethinking ‘mobile camps’ for cancer screening
Despite public-private initiatives to increase preventive screening for cancer through mobile camps, mortality rates on account of the disease continue to be high. In this post, Ghosh and Sekar discus...
- Samayita Ghosh Preethiya Sekar
- 28 May, 2020
EWS reservation in higher education: Affirmative action or vote bank politics?
The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, provides for 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in higher educational institutions within the general category. In this post, Devi...
- Devika Malhotra Sharma
- 11 September, 2019
Wealth inequality, class, and caste in India: 1961-2012
The level of wealth inequality in India is close to that of some highly unequal countries in the world. This article assesses the long-term evolution of wealth inequality in the country for the period...
- Nitin Kumar Bharti
- 28 June, 2019
Hindu-Muslim fertility differentials in India: District-level estimates from Census 2011
The 2011 Indian Census data show a higher growth rate of Muslim population compared to the Hindu population. This article provides an in-depth picture of Hindu-Muslim fertility differentials at the di...
- Saswata Ghosh
- 27 March, 2019
How leader identity impacts group coordination
In principle, leaders can facilitate group coordination towards a common goal but in diverse societies, their effectiveness may depend upon their social identity, and how citizens react to leader iden...
- Sonia Bhalotra Irma Clots-Figueras Lakshmi Iyer Joseph Vecci
- 22 October, 2018