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Replication data for: Caste as an Impediment to Trade

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Anderson, Siwan
Publication Date
2011-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We compare outcomes across two types of villages in rural India. Villages vary by which caste is dominant (owns the majority of land): either a low or high caste. The key finding is that income is substantially higher for low-caste households residing in villages dominated by a low caste. This seems to be due to a trade breakdown in irrigation water across caste groups. All else equal, lower caste water buyers have agricultural yields which are 45 percent higher if they reside in a village where water sellers are of the same caste compared to one where they are not. (JEL O12, O13, O17, O18, Q15, R23, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.1.239 (Text)
Publications
  • Anderson, Siwan. “Caste as an Impediment to Trade.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 1 (January 2011): 239–63. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.3.1.239.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.1.239 (DOI)

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Anderson, Siwan (2011): Replication data for: Caste as an Impediment to Trade. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113777V1