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Marriage in modern India: does caste still matter for mate selection?

Ghatak, Maitreesh, Banerjee, Abhijit, Duflo, Esther and Lafortune, Jeanne (2012) Marriage in modern India: does caste still matter for mate selection? South Asia @ LSE (03 Oct 2012). Website.

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LSE’s Maitreesh Ghatak, Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Esther Duflo (MIT), and Jeanne Lafortune (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) analyse why a strong preference for intra-caste marriages endures despite changing economic incentives, which should have made characteristics such as education or income more attractive. This article is the second instalment of a three-part series on changing marriage norms among middle-class Indians.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: STICERD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 23:20

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