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dc.contributor.authorBanerjee, Abhijit
dc.contributor.authorGethin, Amory
dc.contributor.authorPiketty, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-23T19:23:51Z
dc.date.available2020-03-23T19:23:51Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/124200
dc.description.abstractThis paper combines surveys, election results and social spending data to document a long-run evolution of political cleavages in India. The transition from a dominant-party system to a fragmented system characterised by several smaller regionalist parties and, more recently, the Bharatiya Janata Party, coincides with the rise of religious divisions and the persistence of strong caste-based cleavages, while education, income and occupation play a diminishing role (controlling for caste) in determining voters’ choices. More importantly, there is no evidence of the new party system of being associated with changes in social policy, which corroborates the fact that in India, as in many Western democracies, political conflicts are increasingly focused on identity and religious–ethnic conflicts rather than on tangible material benefits and class-based redistribution. ©2019en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWorld Inequality Laben_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceOther repositoryen_US
dc.titleGrowing cleavages in India? Evidence from the changing structure of electorates, 1962–2014en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationBanerjee, Abhijit, Amory Gethin, and Thomas Piketty. Growing Cleavages in India? Evidence from the Changing Structure of Electorates, 1962-2014. World Inequality Lab working paper 2019, 5 (2019) ©2019 Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.journalWorld Inequality Lab working paperen_US
dc.eprint.versionOriginal manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-21T16:29:40Z
dspace.date.submission2019-10-21T16:29:43Z
mit.journal.volume2019en_US
mit.journal.issue5en_US


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