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Does Education Determine Employment: Peculiarities Of The Indian Labour Market

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  • SWATI Sharma

    (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India)

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This study tests the empirical relation between the education qualifications and employment status, for the Indian workers. It also examines the role of education in securing employment in specific industries. There is evidence that the education level has a significant and positive association with the employment status of a worker. More significantly, the probability of being engaged in regular (casual) employment improves (declines) with each incremental educational qualification. The less educated workers are more likely to be involved in low-paying and labour intensive industries, such as agriculture and mining. However, the workers belonging to the marginalized social groups (SC, ST and OBC), the female workers, and the rural workers, are at a considerable disadvantage in the Indian labour market.

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  • SWATI Sharma, 2016. "Does Education Determine Employment: Peculiarities Of The Indian Labour Market," Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 11(1), pages 164-180, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:11:y:2016:i:1:p:164-180
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