Replication data for: Caste as an Impediment to Trade
- Anderson, Siwan
AbstractWe 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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DOI: 10.1257/app.3.1.239 (Text)
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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