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Awareness Programs and Change in Taste-based Caste Prejudice

1st Person: Banerjee, Ritwik
Additional Persons: Datta Gupta, Nabanita
Type of Publication: Paper
Language: English
Published: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2014
Series: IZA Discussion Papers
Online: https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/102337/1/dp8446.pdf
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Awareness Programs and Change in Taste-based Caste Prejudice
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Awareness Programs and Change in Taste-based Caste Prejudice
Banerjee, Ritwik
IZA Discussion Papers
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Awareness Programs and Change in Taste-based Caste Prejudice
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2014
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Banerjee, Ritwik
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Datta Gupta, Nabanita
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Becker's theory of taste-based discrimination predicts that relative employment of the discriminated social group will improve if there is a decrease in the level of prejudice for the marginally discriminating employer. In this paper we experimentally test this prediction offered by Becker (1971) in the context of caste in India, with management students (potential employers in the near future) as subjects. First, we measure caste prejudice and show that awareness through a TV social program reduces implicit prejudice against the lower caste and the reduction is sustained over time. Second, we find that the treatment reduces the prejudice levels of those in the left tail of the prejudice distribution - the group which can potentially affect real outcomes as predicted by the theory. And finally, a larger share of the treatment group subjects exhibit favorable opinion about reservation in jobs for the lower caste.
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