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Using Mobile Phones to Measure Discrimination | Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi, Nazar Khalid, Nidhi Khurana and Amit Thorat | Ideas for India

One aspect of human well-being that has often been overlooked in survey research on low- and middle-income countries is the extent to which prejudice and discrimination diminish social welfare. This article  by researchers from rice and Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses the results from a mobile phone survey dedicated to measuring explicit prejudice towards and experiences of discrimination among socially excluded groups, such as women, Dalits, and Muslims, in India.             Read more…