Searching for Religious Discrimination Among Anganwadi Workers in India: An Experimental Investigation
25 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2016
This paper examines whether, in India, discriminatory practices by government-employed child caregivers along religious lines, lead to differential health outcomes among the care receiving children. Child caregivers participate in a novel allocation game where we incorporate treatments to disentangle statistical and taste-based discrimination. Our findings find no evidence of taste-based discrimination or statistical discrimination among the child caregivers. We also weigh-in on the usefulness of non-incentivized experiments in discrimination experiments.
Keywords: artefactual field experiment, discrimination, health, allocation game, India, religion
JEL Classification: C9, D3, I1, O1
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