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Education and Women's Labour Market Outcomes in India: An Analysis Using NSS Household Data

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  • Kingdom, G.G.
  • Unni, J.

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In this paper we pose the question: to what extent is education responsible for the differential labour market outcomes of women and men in urban India. In particular, we investigate the extent to which education contributes to women's observed lower labour force participation and earnings than men, and whether any contribution of education to the gender wage differential is explained by men and women's differential educational endowments or by labour market discrimination.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 99201.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:99201

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Keywords: EDUCATION ; WOMEN ; LABOUR MARKET ; INDIA;

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Cited by:
  1. Maitreyi Bordia Das, and Sonalde Desai, 2003. "Why are educated women less likely to be employed in India? Testing competing hypotheses," Social Protection Discussion Papers 27868, The World Bank.
  2. Jean Dreze & Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, 1999. "School participation in rural India," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6666, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  3. Mahapatro, Sandhya Rani, 2013. "Declining Trends in Female Labour Force Participation in India: Evidence from NSSO," MPRA Paper 44373, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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