Reservations

As per the section 12 of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, 25% reservation of seats is mandated at the entry level (class I or nursery) in private schools for weaker sections and disadvantaged groups. Here are five unstated benefits of section 12 to the Government. Public financing vs. public delivery Evidence of […]

on 30 November 2011

There seems to be an obsession with quotas everywhere I look.  Just this week, I’ve seen articles about quotas for Muslims, for SMEs, for SC/ST/OBCs.  There are quotas in education and employment, in government procurement. These quotas concern me on several levels and for a variety of reasons. Quotas don’t make economic sense.  Quotas say […]

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“If discrimination against an historically oppressed social group is dismantled, will the group forge ahead? Hoff and Pandey present experimental evidence that a history of social and legal disabilities may have persistent effects on a group’s earnings through its impact on individuals’ expectations. In the first experiment, 321 high-caste and 321 low-caste junior high school […]

“If discrimination against an historically oppressed social group is dismantled, will the group forge ahead? Hoff and Pandey present experimental evidence that a history of social and legal disabilities may have persistent effects on a group’s earnings through its impact on individuals’ expectations. In the first experiment, 321 high-caste and 321 low-caste junior high school […]