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dc.contributor.authorPal, Sarmisthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Sugataen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:00Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008101456en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34844-
dc.description.abstractIn the context of strikingly low literacy rates among Indian women and low caste population, the paper explores whether and how far the interests of the marginalized poor are undermined by the dominant elite consisting mainly of the landed and the capitalists. We distinguish the dominant elite from the minority elite (i.e., elected women and low caste representatives in the ruling government) and also the marginalised as measured by the state poverty rate. Results based on the Indian state-level data suggest that a higher share of land held by the top 5% of the population lowers public spending on education while presence of capitalist elite, as reflected in greater degree of industrialisation enhances it, even in poorer states; the landed elite thus appears to be unresponsive to the underlying poverty rate. The effect of minority representation in the government appears to have a limited impact, indicating a possibility of their non-accountability to serve their cohorts and/or a possible alliance with the dominant elite.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3707en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLiteracy among women and low casteen_US
dc.subject.keyworddominant landed and capitalist eliteen_US
dc.subject.keywordminority eliteen_US
dc.subject.keywordpoor and the marginaliseden_US
dc.subject.keywordeducation spendingen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopment and non-development spendingen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungschancenen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Bildungsausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwTeilstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwAnalphabetismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Schichten_US
dc.subject.stwEliteen_US
dc.subject.stwInteressenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleThe elite and the marginalised: an analysis of public spending on mass education in the Indian Statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581182472en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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