Guilhem Cassan holds a Ph.D. from the Paris School of Economics. His research, which was awarded the price of the French Economic Association, focuses on the impact of identity-based policies in India. After having completed a post doctoral visit at the London School of Economics, he is now Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Namur.
Did caste-based reservation increase schooling of beneficiaries?
16 Oct 2014
Reservation for backward classes in schools has been in place in India since independence. This column uses a unique historical event that took place in the 1970s in India to evaluate the effect of access to reservation on school attainment of Scheduled Castes. It finds that these policies benefitted male SCs only.
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