Major: Global Studies and Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Trina Vithayathil, Global Studies
This project looks at the Indian states of Gujarat and Karnataka and tries to identify why Gujarat has a higher degree of residential segregation than Karnataka. One factor that could explain this is the difference in level of solidarity at the subnational level for both states. Based on social expenditure data and inequality data, we find that Karnataka has higher levels of support for policies that further the collective good of the subnational (i.e. Kannada within Karnataka) community. This higher level of subnationalism and unity across social groups within the same state explain the relatively lower level of residential segregation by caste in Karnataka.
4-22-2020 12:00 AM