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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(6): 160-164 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.954

Caste and Provision of Public Goods in India

Raghunath Prasad Saket
Abstract—The empirical regression results, on the basis of latest data show that even after controlling the effect for other control variables, the public expenditure on education and health was negatively correlated with the population of SC/ST. Consequently, the basic infrastructure (like pucca building, number of classrooms, laboratory for students and teachers and boundary wall in school premises) and facilities (like drinking water, urinal, playground, electricity, computer, medical check-up of students) in schools were negatively correlated with the population of SC/ST. Similarly, in health, the basic infrastructure (like availability of sub-centres, primary health centres and community health centres) and facilities (like electricity, water supply, telephone connections, computer, operation theatre, number of beds to admit patients) in public health institutions were negatively correlated with the population of SC/ST. The availability of general infrastructure (road and national highway in 100 square kilometres), and basic amenities in house premises (drinking water and sanitation) were also negatively correlated with the population of SC/ST.

Index Terms—India, caste discrimination, population of scheduled castes (SCs)/ scheduled tribes (STs), public expenditure and provision of public goods.

Raghunath Prasad Saket is with the Satyawati College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India (e-mail: raghunathjnu@gmail.com).

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Cite: Raghunath Prasad Saket, "Caste and Provision of Public Goods in India," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 160-164, 2018.

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