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Title: The IT/Software Profession and its influences on the contemporary arranged marriage market in India
Authors: NILANJAN RAGHUNATH
Keywords: Arranged Marriage, Firm status, Caste, Class, Employment, Gender, Networks, Social Capital, Software Professionals
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2007
Source: NILANJAN RAGHUNATH (2007-07-04). The IT/Software Profession and its influences on the contemporary arranged marriage market in India. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis analyses software employment and arranged marriage practices of software professionals from Bangalore, India. It is puzzling as to why some networks facilitate better opportunities in the job and marriage markets while others fail to do the same despite being wide and diverse with high status connections? Social capital can be depleted if actors use high status contacts when their credentials are not valued for status attainment. Professional education and career choices are intrinsically tied to mobility in networks, thereby facilitating better benefits for those whose credentials are valued higher by firms than those with similar skills but whose credentials are valued lower by firms. Corporate identity reduces the ascribed effects of caste and gender in networking and indirectly influences the contemporary arranged marriage market of software professionals.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13325
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