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Promoting education under distortionary taxation: Equality of opportunity versus welfarism

How does the public provision of education and the deployment of distortionary tax and subsidy instruments differ when the government’s objective is conventional welfarist compared to when the objective is the non-welfarist one of equality of o...

Educational subsidies equality of opportunity Income tax
Working Paper
Ethnic fragmentation and school provision in India

In this paper, we study the impact of ethnic fragmentation on the provision of private and public schools, separately...

Ethnic fragmentation Private schools Public goods provisions
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How status inequality between ethnic groups affects public goods provision: Experimental evidence on caste and tolerance for teacher absenteeism in India

This article contributes to the growing scholarship on how ethnic inequality can dampen the provision of public goods and services. On the one hand, it pushes beyond purely economic inequality to include status inequality between population groups...

Caste Ethnic inequality Public goods provisions
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