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Number Theory: What Bihar caste census data does not tell us

Nov 09, 2023 01:05 PM IST

Without taking away anything from the importance of the data which has been released, here are some aspects which have been left unaddressed

By publishing data on population by sub-caste, and socio-economic attributes, Bihar has become the first state in India to give official data at the sub-caste level. While unit-level release of these caste survey data will lend itself to a far more detailed analysis, even the released numbers provide a lot of information about socioeconomic inequality at not just the broad social group-level, but also at the level of sub-castes.

The Nitish Kumar government released socio-economic caste survey data this week(PTI)
The Nitish Kumar government released socio-economic caste survey data this week(PTI)
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    Roshan Kishore is the Data and Political Economy Editor at Hindustan Times. His weekly column for HT Premium Terms of Trade appears every Friday.

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    Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

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