Wage Determination in a Casual Labour Market: The Case of Paddy Field Labour in Kerela
AbstractThe wage rate in s casual labour market, paddy field labour, is estimated from a reduced form version of a supply and demand model after incorporating literacy, caste and the degree of modernisation in the structural equations. The empirical evidence shows that the degree of unionisation is the only factor that affects the wage rates in one of the most important labour markets in Kerala. The adjustment of paddy output and its components, area and yield, to wage increase is brought out by comparative static analysis of Kerala. The estimation of the model from district level data provides an explanation for the observed decline in output and area and increase in the yield of paddy since 1975/76. [Working Paper No. 244]
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2910.
Date of creation: Sep 2010
Date of revision:
Note: Institutional Papers
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.esocialsciences.org
labour; market; paddy field labour; literacy; caste; modernisation; unionisation; Kerala; Kerala;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Padma Prakash).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.