Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149167
Authors: 
Azam, Mehtabul
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10308
Abstract: 
Using nationally representative longitudinal survey, we examine the income mobility among rural (urban) Indian households over 1993-2004 and 2004-2011 (2004-2011). We find mobility estimates that mirror the social hierarchy: Forward Hindu Caste (FHC) households experienced the highest (lowest) upward (downward) mobility. Considerable gaps between FHC households and households from the disadvantaged social groups remain in upward/downward mobility even after controlling for households characteristics. We find lower conditional gaps in both upward/downward mobility in rural India for the disadvantaged groups (except for Muslims) over 2004-2011 compared to 1993-2004. For Muslims, the gaps in downward mobility increased over 2004-11 compared to 1993-2004.
Subjects: 
intragenerational
income mobility
social groups
scheduled castes/tribes
India
JEL: 
O15
D31
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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