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Cultural Capital, Reference Group, and Social Mobility in India

The article “Rags to Riches? Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India” (EPW, 4 November 2017) by Iversen, Krishna and Sen examines intergenerational occupational mobility in India. This comment links this study with Krishna’s earlier contribution, “Making It in India: Examining Social Mobility in Three Walks of Life” (EPW, 7 December 2013), and interprets these works alongside Bourdieu’s (1986) and Merton’s (1949) established theories of social mobility.



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