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dc.contributor.authorBhattacharya, Anindya
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dc.contributor.authorKar, Anirban
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dc.contributor.authorNandi, Alita
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T12:20:16Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T12:20:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/17841
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectClientelismen
dc.subjectNetworken
dc.subjectMGNREGSen
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dc.subject.classificationjelO.O1.O12en
dc.subject.classificationjelP.P4.P47en
dc.titleLocalized Power Structure, Conflict and Povertyen
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.description.abstractenThis work is a contribution, first, toward measuring and characterizing some features of rural clientelistic institutions and then toward exploring its impact on household access to an employment scheme (MGNREGS programme in India). We focus on patron-client relationship and the presence and intensity of that: i.e., on the nature and distribution of power in the rural society based on the data on personalized day-to-day interactions of the households residing in a village in economic, social and political spheres. We formulate a theoretical model to predict that the patrons use MGNREGS employment to secure political support of their respective clients. Using primary data that we collected from 36 sample villages in the states of Maharashtra, Orissa and (Eastern) Uttar Pradesh in India we (i) identify the presence of patron-client relationships with varying intensity, (ii) show that clients of elites have better access to MGNREGS employment than non-clients and (iii) a household in an elite village (i.e., a village where patron-client relationship is present), on average, has higher access to MGNREGS employment than a household in a non-elite village.en
dc.identifier.citationpages57en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleNOPOOR Working Paperen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumber32en
dc.subject.ddclabelMicroéconomieen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
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