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Are Caste Categories Misleading? : The Relationship between Gender and Jati in Three Indian States

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Joshi, Shareen
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Kochhar, Nishtha
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Rao, Vijayendra
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2017-07-17T21:03:54Z
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2017-07-17T21:03:54Z
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2017-06
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This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. When households are grouped by the narrower sub-caste categories of jati, where caste is lived and experienced, the paper finds the relationships to be far more varied and nuanced. These results suggest that focussing on broad caste categories such as "scheduled castes" and "scheduled tribes" can be misleading for understanding the relationship between caste and gender, and for targeting anti-poverty programs.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/411391498158851891/Are-caste-categories-misleading-the-relationship-between-gender-and-Jati-in-three-Indian-states
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27607
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8109
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
GENDER
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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
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CASTE
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.title
Are Caste Categories Misleading?
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dc.title.subtitle
The Relationship between Gender and Jati in Three Indian States
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Working Paper
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2017-06-22
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/411391498158851891/Are-caste-categories-misleading-the-relationship-between-gender-and-Jati-in-three-Indian-states
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8109
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090224b084d0a409_1_0
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27669650
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WPS8109
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/411391498158851891/pdf/WPS8109.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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India
okr.topic
Culture and Development :: Anthropology
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Gender :: Gender and Economic Policy
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Gender :: Gender and Poverty
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Social Development :: Social Analysis
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Poverty and Inequality Team, Development Research Group

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