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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Amrita Center for Economics and Governance (ACEG)
Publisher : Applied Economics
Source : Applied Economics, Routledge, Volume 52, Issue 5, p.506-518 (2020)
Keywords : development, ethnic diversity, fractionalization, Polarization, public goods
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Department of Management, School of Business
Center : Amrita Center for Economics & Governance (ACEG)
Department : Economics & Governance, Department of Management
Year : 2020
Abstract : This study contributes to the development literature by providing a new perspective on understanding factors that influence human capital development in India. We examine the effects of ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity on various measures of human capital at the state and district levels. Based on indices of ethnic diversity calculated for 30 Indian States and 557 districts, we examine the direct effects of ethnic diversity on indicators such as infant mortality, education and health. Our findings suggest that, on average, ethnic diversity contributes to some elements of development. Specifically, we find evidence to support development-enhancing effects of diversity on education and health.
Cite this Research Publication : Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Yeti N. Madhoo, and Shyam Nath, “Ethnic diversity and human capital development in India: A disaggregated analysis at the state and district levels”, Applied Economics, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 506-518, 2020.