Affirmation Action, Education and Gender: Evidence from India
No 1401, Working Papers from University of Namur, Department of Economics
We use a unique natural experiment in order to assess the impact of positive discrimination in India on targeted groups' educational attainment. We take advantage of the harmonization of the Scheduled Castes lists within the Indian states taking place in 1976 to measure the increase of the educational attainment of the new bene ciaries. We show that this policy had heterogenous e ects across genders, with males bene ting from the SC status and females remaining essentially una ected. We show that this translated into a di erential increase in literacy and numeracy, and propose a novel method to measure the latter.
Keywords: scheduled caste; quota; positive discrimination; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H41 I24 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
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Journal Article: Affirmative action, education and gender: Evidence from India (2019)
Working Paper: Affirmative Action, Education and Gender: Evidence from India (2013)
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