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Earnings Profile of Workers in a Slum: Findings from a Survey of Santosh Nagar, Mumbai


  • Geetha, S.
  • Swaminathan, M.


In June 1993, a socio-economic survey was conducted by the authors, of a sample of households residing in Santosh Nagar, a large slum adjacent to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Goregaon, Mumbai. As part of this socio-economic survey, extensive information was collected about the workers belonging to these 540 surveyed households. This paper addresses the quetion of determinants of wages of these workers, in addition to providing a profile of these workers.

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  • Geetha, S. & Swaminathan, M., 1997. "Earnings Profile of Workers in a Slum: Findings from a Survey of Santosh Nagar, Mumbai," Papers 140, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:indgan:140

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    JEL classification:

    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets


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