Chapter 10

* Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

1 In what follows, the basic source of data for all the tables and charts is ‘Employment and Unemployment Situation Among Social Groups in India, 2004–05’; National Service Scheme (NSS) 61st Round, National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), New Delhi, October 2006.

2 It should be noted that this category is also not homogenous; in fact, NSS data point to very significant differences between Muslims and all others especially in literacy and educational achievement—therefore, the differential position of ‘caste Hindus’ would be much higher in relative terms.

3 This section draws heavily on the recommendations, with ...

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