Employment Growth in Rural India: Distress Driven?
AbstractThe 61st round of NSS shows that there is a turnaround in employment growth in rural India after a phase of â€˜jobless growthâ€™. Paradoxically, this employment growth occurred during a period of wide spread distress in agriculture sector that include low productivity, price instability and stagnation leading to indebtedness. Under the typical neoclassical tradition, this trend would have predicted further contraction of employment in the rural economy. However, further probing reveals that employment growth in the rural areas is probably a response to the crisis that is gripping the agriculture sector. [WP No. 404].
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NSSO; rural India; jobless; growth; rural economy; employment; agriculture sector; productivity; instability; stagnation; price;
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- Vinoj Abraham, 2008. "Employment growth in rural India: Distress driven?," Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India 404, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India.
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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