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What’s in a name? Probabilistic inference of religious community from South Asian names

Abstract:

Fine-grained data on religious communities are often considered sensitive in South Asia and consequently remain inaccessible. Yet without such data, statistical research on communal relations and group-based inequality remains superficial, hampering the development of appropriate policy mea- sures to prevent further social exclusion on the basis of religion. The open- source algorithm introduced in this article provides a workaround by prob- abilistically exploiting the communal connotations ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1525822x14564275

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS
Journal:
Field Methods Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
4
Pages:
319-332
Publication date:
2015
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-3969
ISSN:
1525-822X
URN:
uuid:ccbc083c-2506-43de-a6f9-9ef621c4dece
Source identifiers:
599282
Local pid:
pubs:599282

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