The study examines the effect of reservation policy on SCs/STs on their socio-economic and spatial mobility and the wider perspective of group up-liftment and reduction of caste discrimination. It deals with views and interac-tions with the government job holders who availed the benefit of job reserva-tion. Overall the studies shows there is intergenerational upward mobility in terms of increased education, change in occupation from agrarian family to salaried person, improved economic condition and a shift from rural to urban. Economic gain is well recognised by the beneficiaries of government job but very much individual oriented. Lack of wider effects of reservation policy has created layered of well off families in each generation among SCs/STs. As a result, reservation policy it has benefited some people from the disadvantaged group. People from the same group may not inherit direct benefits of job res-ervation from their parents but it certainly create favourable environment to be more privileged within the groups in sense of getting better education and eco-nomic condition. In these years policy could reduce overall inequality while increasing intra group inequality.

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Keywords reservation policy, caste, socio-economic-spatial mobility
Thesis Advisor Cameron, John
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Series Development Research (DRES)
Roy, Swati Sarbani. (2010, December 17). Intergenerational effect on wider spread effects of reservation policy. Development Research (DRES). Retrieved from