ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Patterns and Mitigating Influences

The Continuing Practice of Untouchability in India

The caste (jati)-based practice of untouchability in India, shifting the focus from the victims of this practice, the ex-untouchables (Dalits), to the perpetrators, the non-Dalits is examined by identifying and disaggregating communities that continue to practise untouchability. The second wave of the India Human Development Survey data has been used to generate a socio-economic profile of those who practise untouchability in India, and check the hypothesis that households with a wider network outside the community than with one within the community are less likely to practise untouchability, and uses a logistic regression model to measure this effect at the all-India level.



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Updated On : 24th Jan, 2020

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