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On Matching Census Tracts and Electoral Boundaries: The Bottom-up Aggregation Approach

Generating socio-economic profiles of electoral constituencies in India has been a long-standing problem. Although efforts have been made in the past by scholars and research agencies, the difficulty is far from being resolved. More often than not, the data on certain socio-economic parameters generated for electoral constituencies have been contested and debunked because of the difficulties and methodological problems facing the exercise of generating such data. A methodology that ensures greater accuracy of estimates of constituency level socio-economic data is attempted here.

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On Matching Census Tracts and Electoral Boundaries: The Bottom-up Aggregation Approach

Mohd Sanjeer Alam

Generating socio-economic profiles of electoral constituencies in India has been a long-standing problem. Although efforts have been made in the past by scholars and research agencies, the difficulty is far from being resolved. More often than not, the data on certain socio-economic parameters generated for electoral constituencies have been contested and debunked because of the difficulties and methodological problems facing the exercise of generating such data. A methodology that ensures greater accuracy of estimates of constituency level socio-economic data is attempted here.

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