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This book draws on quantitative research using national surveys andsurveys carried out by the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies in New Delhi to examine 10 areas where exclusion based on caste and religionis most visible. The areas are human development, inequality, poverty, educational attainments, child malnutrition, health,employment, wages, gender, and access to public goods. In each of these areas, the study shows, high-caste Hindu households performedthe best, and households from the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes--along with Muslim households--performed the worst, even aftercontrolling for non-group factors that might have influenced the outcomes.Annotation �2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A comprehensive assessment of the broad issues that underpin social exclusion in India
This book posits the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) vis-A-vis their upper-caste Hindu peers and establishes how caste is a lived reality in everyday life in modern India.
It explores areas where caste and religious exclusion are most visible, such as human development, inequality, poverty, educational attainments, child malnutrition, health, employment, wages, gender, and access to public goods. With an in-depth theoretical foundation and empirical analysis, it establishes that in each of these sectors, the performance of upper-caste Hindu households is far better compared to that from the SC, ST, and Muslim households.