Intergenerational Mobility

A Study of Social Classes in India

  • Rajarshi¬†Majumder

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 1-9
  3. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 11-22
  4. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 23-31
  5. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 33-43
  6. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 45-59
  7. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 61-71
  8. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 73-82
  9. Rajarshi Majumder
    Pages 83-84
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 85-85

About this book


Discrimination and exclusion in the process of capability formation and the labor market transcend the boundaries of the current generation and spill over to successive generations as well. Though a plethora of work has been done at the international level, the area has not been the focus of Indian economic research despite social exclusion and disparity having been quite substantial in India, especially the division along caste lines. The book addresses this research gap and explores the issue of intergenerational mobility across different social classes in the Indian context, analyzing the spheres of both education and occupation. We contend that parental education and occupation have a significantly greater impact on educational attainment and occupational choice for socially excluded groups compared to the advanced groups. In the labor market, intergenerational mobility is low and most of it is lateral and not vertical, increasing the possibility of discrimination in the labor market. This book highlights the fact that the long history of social exclusion has had a lasting effect and it is very difficult to come out of this inertia.


Discrimination Education Intergenerational Mobility Occupational Structure Social Exclusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Rajarshi¬†Majumder
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of EconomicsUniversity of BurdwanBurdwanIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, India
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1129-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1130-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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