Ghettoisation of economic choices in a global city: A case study of Mumbai

Mhaskar, Sumeet (2018) Ghettoisation of economic choices in a global city: A case study of Mumbai. Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (29). pp. 29-37. ISSN 00129976

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The “rise” of India on the global economic landscape has been accompanied by the revival of debates regarding the role played by social institutions such as caste, religion and gender in shaping an individual’s life chances. This paper engages with this debate by looking at a micro-level case study of the occupational choices of Muslim ex-millworkers in Mumbai city. Religion as a social institution combined with negative emotions and a lack of political patronage creates barriers for Muslims in the labour market, compelling them to seek livelihood opportunities in a ghettoised economy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Economy | Urbanism | Employment
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Development
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 05:18
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