Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146263
Authors: 
Dasgupta, Utteeyo
Mani, Subha
Singh, Prakarsh
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/69
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether, in India, discriminatory practices by government-employed child caregivers along religious lines, lead to differential health outcomes among the care receiving children. Child caregivers participate in a novel allocation game where we incorporate treatments to disentangle statistical and taste-based discrimination. Our findings find no evidence of taste-based discrimination or statistical discrimination among the child caregivers. We also weigh-in on the usefulness of non-incentivized experiments in discrimination experiments.
Subjects: 
artefactual field experiment
discrimination
health
allocation game
India
religion
JEL: 
C9
D3
I1
O1
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-112-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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