28 October, 2020

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Caste, Religion And Fragmented Societies

By Latika Chaudhary –

Dr. Latika Chaudhary

The subject of education and human capital is among the most neglected in Indian economic history, even though recent decades have clearly established the importance of education to economic growth and development. An educated labour force has been linked to greater worker productivity, a faster ability to adopt new technologies and lower crime. Understanding the economics of India’s schooling record is important in and of itself, and also because it can inform debates surrounding the Indian economy under the Raj. This post uses quantitative data and examines specific factors that hurt the expansion of mass education in the late nineteenth and twentieth century in India.

Read more –  LSE blog

*Latika Chaudhary is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Scripps College. She recently delivered the2013 Epstein Lecture at LSE’s Department of Economic History.

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