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Social networks and employment in India


  • Tushar K. Nandi

    () (ADIS, Université Paris-Sud)


We investigate the influence of social networks on employment. Using data from India, we estimate the effect of caste based social networks on employment. We use a methodology that allows us to control for several omitted variable biases that often confound network effect. Our results indicate that caste based social networks are important determinant of employment in India. The implication of our findings is that a policy of positive discrimination in labour market for disadvantaged caste is able to generate additional benefit through network channels.

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  • Tushar K. Nandi, 2010. "Social networks and employment in India," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(4), pages 2769-2778.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00390

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    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General


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