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Replication data for: Identity-Based Policies and Identity Manipulation: Evidence from Colonial Punjab

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cassan, Guilhem
Publication Date
2015-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    I study identity-marker based policies and demonstrate the existence of identity manipulation. I analyze the impact of the Punjab Alienation of Land Act (1901), a caste-based legislation, on identity manipulation. Using data from the colonial census, I show that a movement of identity manipulation took place in response to the law. I estimate that in 20 years, 7.5 percent of the population that had an incentive to do so manipulated its identity. I then use an accounting exercise to estimate that the amount of mistargeting caused by this manipulation is between 3.9 percent and 8.2 percent of the land distributed. (JEL J15, N35, N45, N55, Q15, Q24, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20130290 (Text)
Publications
  • Cassan, Guilhem. “Identity-Based Policies and Identity Manipulation: Evidence from Colonial Punjab.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7, no. 4 (November 2015): 103–31. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20130290.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20130290 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Cassan, Guilhem (2015): Replication data for: Identity-Based Policies and Identity Manipulation: Evidence from Colonial Punjab. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114584V1