Ashwini Deshpande on Discrimination and Affirmative Action

Ideas of India | 21 July 2022 | 1h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ashwini Deshpande about the economics of discrimination and affirmative action with a focus on caste and gender in India’s labour markets. Includes the reservation system and its critiques, education of women, caste discrimination, and how endogamy perpetuates caste. Draws from her books The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India and Affirmative Action in India.

For those of us outside of India this provides perspective on the effectiveness of affirmative action programmes worldwide.

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