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Uneven Odds: Social Mobility in Contemporary India

Divya Vaid


Focussing on patterns of intergenerational stability, this book traces the unequal structures of opportunity in India. The author addresses questions and approaches towards social mobility (or the lack thereof) through interactions between social class, caste, and gender while adopting a rural–urban perspective, capturing changes over time, and the implications of social mobility on a national scale. This book plugs in crucial gaps in the research on social mobility, which has been marked by the lack of precision regarding the extent of mobility in contemporary India. Using a broad lens of bot ... More

Keywords: Social Mobility, inequality, education, class, caste, gender, marriage, labour market, class schema, modernisation, quantitative methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199480142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199480142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Divya Vaid, author
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University