Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender, and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy

@article{Munshi2003TraditionalIM,
  title={Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender, and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy},
  author={Kaivan Munshi and M. Rosenzweig},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={96},
  pages={1225-1252}
}
This paper addresses the question of how traditional institutions interact with the forces of globalization to shape the economic mobility and welfare of particular groups of individuals in the new economy. We explore the role of one such traditional institution?the caste system?in shaping career choices by gender in Bombay using new survey data on school enrollment and income over the past 20 years. We find that male working-class?lower-caste?networks continue to channel boys into local… Expand

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