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dc.contributor.authorIversen, Thor Olaveng
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-13T07:04:41Z
dc.date.available2013-11-13T07:04:41Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-02eng
dc.date.submitted2013-09-02eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/7533
dc.description.abstractThe literature suggests that links between social identity and economic outcomes can induce poverty among groups with low social status. This seems to be true in Nepal where Dalits, the group at the bottom of the caste system, is also the group with the highest poverty rates. The aim of this thesis is to investigate determinants of poverty dynamics in a distinct village in the Tarai region of Nepal, where around half the population belong to Dalit castes. The analysis uses quantitative data collected in a household survey done during a fieldwork to Nepal, conducted in cooperation with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) of Bergen and the National Labour Academy (NLA) of Kathmandu. OLS as well as the logit model is used to investigate possible determinants of occupational outcomes and educational investment. All calculations are done by STATA version 11.2. A main finding of the thesis is that Dalit households are more probable to be stuck at low human capital levels over time: Illiteracy is more likely to persist over two household generations for Dalit than non-Dalit households. In the descriptive analysis, I furthermore find skilled wage labour in the modern sector of the economy to be a main pathway out of poverty for Dalits. Skilled workers are in turn found to be more likely to have education than lower-income unskilled workers.eng
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dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe University of Bergeneng
dc.subjectdaliteng
dc.subjectPovertyeng
dc.subjectpoverty dynamicseng
dc.subjecteconomicseng
dc.subjectNepaleng
dc.subjecttaraieng
dc.titlePoverty dynamics among the Dalits of Taraieng
dc.typeMaster thesiseng
dc.type.degreeMastereng
dc.type.courseECON390eng
dc.subject.archivecodeMastergradeng
dc.subject.nus734103eng
dc.type.programMASV-SØKeng
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bora.peerreviewedNot peer reviewedeng


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