Spatial Inequalities in Big Indian Cities

Spatial Inequalities in Big Indian Cities

By Pranav Sidhwani
Economic & Political Weekly, 30 May 2015

Using ward-level data released by the census, the paper carries out a study of residential segregation in the 10 most populated Indian cities. It finds that there is significant residential segregation by caste and also by access to in-house drinking water, a basic public good, and access to in-house latrines, a basic private good. Further, in the case of some cities covered in the study, the proportion of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in wards is highly correlated with access to public, private, and luxury goods.