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Wages and earnings of marginalized social and religious groups in India: Data sources, scope, limitations and suggestions

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  • Abraham, Vinoj

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This paper provides the major sources of data for understanding wages and earnings of Social and Religious Groups in India. It also discusses the limitations of the data sets,and issues for further research but are limited by the availability of data for such research. It also provides suggestions for new data and ways to improve the existing statistical data.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37799.

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Date of creation: 19 Feb 2012
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Keywords: social groups; caste; religion; wages; India; data sources;

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