Caste and class in higher education enrolments : challenges in conceptualising social inequality

Madan, Amman (2020) Caste and class in higher education enrolments : challenges in conceptualising social inequality. Economic and Political Weekly, 55 (30). pp. 40-47. ISSN 2349-8846

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Abstract

The National Sample Survey 2014 data is used to explore the character of class inequality, over and beyond that of caste. The caste break-up of various social classes suggests that caste inequalities are greater amongst the more educated classes. Enrolments in higher education show greater social inequalities than in elementary education. The differences amongst various classes suggest that while caste is a strong factor in educational inequality, it is not a sufficient one. There is much less caste variation within the lower classes than the higher classes. Caste and class need to be seen as generative processes, and sub-jati networks are to be conceptualised and empirically examined to understand the actual roles of caste and class in educational and social inequality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, Educational enrolments, Caste, Social classes, Class inequality,
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Higher education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 05:49
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 05:49
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2362
Publisher URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2020/30/special-article...

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