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Intergenerational Mobility

A Study of Social Classes in India

Authors: Majumder, Rajarshi

  • ​Objective assessment of educational level and occupational distribution across social classes
  • Econometric measurement of intergenerational mobility across social classes of India, with field studies supplementing secondary data
  •  Case Studies to illustrate the impact of government schemes on socially excluded classes
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​Discrimination and exclusion in the process of capability formation and the labor market transcend the boundaries of the current generation and spill over to successive generations as well. Though a plethora of work has been done at the international level, the area has not been the focus of Indian economic research despite social exclusion and disparity having been quite substantial in India, especially the division along caste lines. The book addresses this research gap and explores the issue of intergenerational mobility across different social classes in the Indian context, analyzing the spheres of both education and occupation. We contend that parental education and occupation have a significantly greater impact on educational attainment and occupational choice for socially excluded groups compared to the advanced groups. In the labor market, intergenerational mobility is low and most of it is lateral and not vertical, increasing the possibility of discrimination in the labor market. This book highlights the fact that the long history of social exclusion has had a lasting effect and it is very difficult to come out of this inertia.

About the authors

Dr. Rajarshi Majumder teaches economics at the University of Burdwan, West Bengal. Gold-medalist in both Graduation and Post-graduation, UGC Research Fellow, and a doctorate from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, he has written on issues related to infrastructure, regional development, labor, and social exclusion in both international and national journals. He is also a recipient of Sanjay Thakur Young Labour Economist Award for the best paper at the 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intergenerational Mobility
Book Subtitle
A Study of Social Classes in India
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1130-3
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1130-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1129-7
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 85
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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