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Structural Change or Social Fluidity? Examining Intergenerational Mobility in Education in India

Jhilam Ray () and Rajarshi Majumder ()

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Abstract: Capability formation through education is crucial in a competitive world to reap so called demographic dividend. Parental influence on children’s educational level is a reality that often hinders such progress. In a diverse society like India it is also important to examine how social background influences intergenerational educational mobility and what part of observed mobility is due to structural changes in the society and what part is due to exchange of ‘places’ between people from different social strata or social fluidity. This paper uses current econometric techniques to explore these issues in Indian context over the last two decades

Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility; Education; Social Disparity; Exchange Mobility; Structural Mobility; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I21 J24 J62 J71 N35 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-12
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