Discarding facts: The economics of caste

James G. Scoville

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In contrast with previous modeling by Akerlof, the author develops a model of a caste system which utilizes the stylized facts that caste occupations are hereditary, compulsory, and endogamous. Some implications of the model are tested with data from the Census of India.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-391
Number of pages14
JournalReview of Development Economics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2003


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