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Social Network Analysis of the Caste-Based Reservation System in India

Saxena, Akrati; Saini, Jaspal Singh; Gupta, Yayati; Parasuram, Aishwarya; Neeharika; Iyengar, S. R. S.;
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  • Published: 10 Dec 2015
It has been argued that the reservation system in India, which has existed since the time of Indian Independence (1947), has caused more havoc and degradation than progress. This being a popular public opinion, has not been based on any rigorous scientific study or research. In this paper, we revisit the cultural divide among the Indian population from a purely social network based approach. We study the distinct cluster formation that takes place in the Indian community and find that this is largely due to the effect of caste-based homophily. To study the impact of the reservation system, we define a new parameter called social distance that represents the soci...
free text keywords: Computer Science - Social and Information Networks, Physics - Physics and Society
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