A Division of Laborers: Identity and Efficiency in India

Workers' social identity affects their choice of occupation, and therefore the structure and prosperity of the aggregate economy. We study this phenomenon in a setting where work and identity are particularly intertwined: the Indian caste system. Using a new dataset that combines information on...

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Main Author: Keniston, Daniel
Cassan, Guilhem
Kleineberg, Tatjana
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.02.2021
Data of publication: 20210201
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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