June 12, 2018

How India’s state borders inhibit migration

Indian men seeking education and jobs are reluctant to cross state borders. India’s system of ‘fragmented entitlements’ is to blame, given state-level benefits and residents getting preferred treatment for higher education and government jobs.

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