Caste, Ethnicity and Poverty in Rural India

@inproceedings{Gang2002CasteEA,
  title={Caste, Ethnicity and Poverty in Rural India},
  author={Ira N. Gang and Kunal Sen and Myeong-Su Yun},
  year={2002}
}
This paper analyzes the determinants of rural poverty in India, contrasting the situation of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) households with the non-scheduled population. The incidence of poverty among SC and ST households is significantly higher than non-scheduled households. Using a probit decomposition analysis, we decompose the difference in the poverty rates between the scheduled castes (or tribes) and non-scheduled households into a part explained by the differences in… CONTINUE READING

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