Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores
AbstractA 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4314.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2007
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Labor Markets; Labor Policies; Banks&Banking Reform; Regulatory Regimes; Work&Working Conditions;
Other versions of this item:
- Amin, Mohammad, 2009. "Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 47-61, March.
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2007-08-27 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-DEV-2007-08-27 (Development)
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