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Recession in the skilled sector and implications for informal wage

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  • Marjit, Sugata
  • Kar, Saibal
  • Chaudhuri, Sarbajit

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Global financial crisis has affected the white goods, white collared sector in many developing countries. However, preponderance of large unorganized sectors in such countries must be factored in before one predicts its depth and severity for the entire economy. We postulate analytically that recession in the skilled sector may actually increase real informal wage and despite temporal contraction, countries with large informal sectors would not be deeply affected unlike economies with strict formal regulations. Numerical examples are constructed to capture the extent of changes in informal wage.

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  • Marjit, Sugata & Kar, Saibal & Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2011. "Recession in the skilled sector and implications for informal wage," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 158-163, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:65:y:2011:i:3:p:158-163
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    1. Soumyatanu Mukherjee, 2015. "Input Trade Liberalisation and Wage-inequality with Non-traded Goods," Discussion Papers 2015-05, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
    2. Soumyatanu Mukherjee, 2016. "Opening the Pandora's Box – Liberalised Input Trade and Wage Inequality with Non-traded Goods and Segmented Unskilled Labour Markets," Discussion Papers 2016-15, University of Nottingham, GEP.
    3. Mandal, Biswajit & Chaudhuri, Saswati, 2010. "Informal Wage, Informal Price and Extortion under Migration and Tariff Reform," MPRA Paper 28704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Mukherjee, Soumyatanu & Zafar, Sameen, 2014. "Technological progress with segmented factor markets and welfare implications for the urban poor," MPRA Paper 55297, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    6. Mukherjee, Soumyatanu, 2016. "Technology, trade and ‘urban poor’ in a general equilibrium model with segmented domestic factor markets," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 400-416.
    7. Biswajit Mandal, 2016. "Recessionary Shock, Capital Mobility and the Informal Sector," South Asia Economic Journal, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, vol. 17(1), pages 149-162, March.
    8. Beladi, Hamid & Mandal, Biswajit, 2011. "Recessionary shock and factor return in an underemployed economy," MPRA Paper 33733, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2010. "Economic recession, demand constraint and labour markets in a developing economy," MPRA Paper 27433, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Mandal, Biswajit, 2009. "Would Recession Induce More Intermediation in the Corrupt Informal Sector?," MPRA Paper 19930, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Jan 2010.

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    Keywords

    Recession Skill Unorganized labor Informal wage General equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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