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Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores

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  • Amin, Mohammad

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A new dataset of 1,948 retail stores in India compiled by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys shows that 27 percent of the stores report labor regulations as a problem for their business. Using these data we analyze the effect of labor regulation on employment at the store level. We find that stricter labor regulation has a strong negative effect on employment. Our estimates show that labor reforms are likely to increase employment by 22 percent of the current level for an average store.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4314.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:4314

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Keywords: Labor Markets; Labor Policies; Banks&Banking Reform; Regulatory Regimes; Work&Working Conditions;

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