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DOES CASTE MATTER FOR WAGES IN THE INDIAN LABOR MARKET? By MAITREYI BORDIA DAS*

@inproceedings{Dutta2007DOESCM,
  title={DOES CASTE MATTER FOR WAGES IN THE INDIAN LABOR MARKET? By MAITREYI BORDIA DAS*},
  author={P. Dutta},
  year={2007}
}
  • P. Dutta
  • Published 2007
  • This paper explores whether pay gaps on the basis of caste are still evident in the Indian labor market using data from the most recent round of the nationally representative National Sample Survey. Caste in India is the primary source of stratification. The hypothesis is that the hierarchical nature of the caste system and the strong association of ritual purity with different occupations translate into poorer labor market outcomes, including occupational segregation and wage discrimination… CONTINUE READING
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