Saturday, April 13
Thu
Mar
07

Degrees of Disadvantage

Speakers:

Chinmayi SrikanthIEG-CDE

 
07
March,
2024
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (IST)

Abstract:-
This study is positioned in two strands of literature—intersectionality and social mobility. It is the first to measure (dis)advantage at the individual level as an outcome of the intersectionality of identities and parental circumstances. By linking circumstances at the parental level with (dis)advantage at the individual level, this study uses fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) in an unprecedented application, i.e. to study social mobility or generational persistence. By accounting for intersectional ascribed identities, this study is also the first to analyse social mobility for the intersectionality of caste, religion, and gender identities. Using data from the India Human Development Survey 2011–12, the study finds that, in a given generation, Hindu women can observe high outcomes only if they are born into advantageous parental circumstances. This is further tempered by their position in the social hierarchy. For men, advantageous circumstances are not a necessary precondition for upward mobility. By building epistemological arguments, this paper also makes a contribution by being the first to contend that fsQCA is the ideal method to study over deterministic social science phenomena.

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Date & Time

07-03-2024
03:00 PM
to 04:00 PM (IST)

Location

IEG

Venue

VKRV Rao Room

Event Type

IEG BROWN BAG SEMINAR SERIES

Speaker(s)

Chinmayi Srikanth

IEG-CDE

Moderator(s)

Sukhdeep Singh

Assistant Professor