Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161492
Authors: 
Basu, Kaushik
Biswas, Sattwick Dey
Harish, Pratik
Dhar, Sasi
Lahiri, Mounik
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/109
Abstract: 
The paper investigates whether multi-party coalition government is better for the protection of socially backward classes, i.e. Scheduled Castes, in India. We have looked at the impact of types of government on the reduction of the gap between Scheduled Castes and Upper Castes in terms of various socio-economic indicators. Our analysis suggests that single-party majoritarian government is better at reducing the gap in terms of poverty and school drop-out rates, improves the employment scenario, and reduces the distressed migration. Nevertheless, neither single-party majoritarian government nor coalition government is able to reduce the gap in relation to institutional delivery, inequality, and land holding.
Subjects: 
single-party majoritarian government
multi-party coalition government
inequality
Scheduled Castes
social protection
panel data
India
JEL: 
C01
C23
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-153-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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