Revisiting Between-Group Inequality Measurement: An Application to the Dynamics of Caste Inequality in Two Indian Villages

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Lanjouw, Peter
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Rao, Vijayendra
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2012-03-30T07:29:07Z
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2012-03-30T07:29:07Z
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2011
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dc.identifier.citation
World Development
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0305750X
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4663
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Standard approaches to decomposing how much group differences contribute to inequality rarely show significant between-group inequality, and are of limited use in comparing populations with different numbers of groups. We apply an adaptation to the standard approach that remedies these problems to longitudinal household data from two Indian villages-Palanpur in the north and Sugao in the west. In Palanpur we find that the largest Scheduled Caste group failed to share in the gradual rise in village prosperity. This would not have emerged from standard decomposition analysis. However, in Sugao the alternative procedure does not yield any additional insights because income gains have applied relatively evenly across castes.
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions D310
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Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement D630
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Economics of Minorities and Races
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Non-labor Discrimination J150
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Economic Development: Human Resources
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Human Development
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Income Distribution
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Migration O150
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Formal and Informal Sectors
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Shadow Economy
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Institutional Arrangements O170
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Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
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Transportation O180
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Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration
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Regional Labor Markets
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Population
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Neighborhood Characteristics R230
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Revisiting Between-Group Inequality Measurement: An Application to the Dynamics of Caste Inequality in Two Indian Villages
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World Development
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Journal Article
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1083
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39
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India
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Journal Article
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World Bank
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Academic Peer Review
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.11.035
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174-187
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3694
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