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The Effect of Family Background on Individual Wages and an Examination of Inequality of Opportunity in India

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Labor Research.

Volume (Year): 31 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 230-246

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jlabre:v:31:y:2010:i:3:p:230-246

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Keywords: Inequality of opportunity; Family background; Labor market; Wage earnings inequality; India; D31; D63; J31;

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Cited by:
  1. Singh, Ashish, 2010. "Measuring inequality of poverty: theory and an application to India," MPRA Paper 26770, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Nov 2010.
  2. Singh, Ashish, 2010. "Inequality of opportunity in India," MPRA Paper 32971, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Singh, Ashish, 2010. "Does returns to farming depend on Caste? New evidence from India," MPRA Paper 26526, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Ashish Singh, 2011. "Farm income inequality and the role of caste: new evidence from India," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(4), pages 2847-2862.

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