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IRES Lunch Seminar -Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay , ISI Delhi
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Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

ISI Delhi

will give a presentation on

Trust Thy Neighbour: Evidence from partition of India


This paper investigates the long run effect of partition of India (especially that on the eastern border of India) on inter-personal trust. It sources rich historical data from the 1951 census of India to calculate the proportion of district population who are "displaced". This data is merged to a rich contemporary household survey (SAGE: 2007) that measures indicators of inter-personal trust in six states of India. Results suggest that individuals who live in districts where the proportion of displaced population was high, have less inter-personal trust. These results survive after accounting for a host of geographical, historical and contemporaneous controls at the district as well as household level. This effect is especially seen in the rural part of the sample, in particular, for poorer villages. This lack of interpersonal trust is in-turn correlated to key economic outcomes of the household.

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16 June
12:45 - 13:45
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