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Diversity and Change in Modern IndiaEconomic, Social and Political Approaches$
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Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264515

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001

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Unequal Opportunities: Class, Caste and Social Mobility1

Unequal Opportunities: Class, Caste and Social Mobility1

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Diversity and Change in Modern India



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This chapter discusses intergenerational class mobility, which is the extent to which sons — and even daughters — follow in their father's footsteps. It asks how ‘open’ India is, and whether it is becoming more ‘open’ with greater equality of opportunity as it slowly modernises. The discussion is limited to the patterns of intergenerational mobility of men and women who are actually in paid employment.

Keywords:   intergenerational class mobility, equality of opportunity, paid employment

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