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Discrepancies in offcicial estimates of production and employment in textile and clothing sector


  • Bedi, Jatinder S.


Censtral Statistical Organisation in its revised series has lowered its estimates of gross domestic product in textile and garment industry for the year 1995-96 to Rs26105 crore compared to its original estimates of Rs40016 crore, both at current prices. This has resulted in a decline in shae of textile and garment industry in the country's GDP to around 2.5 per cent compared to its share of 4 per cent in the original series for the year 1995-96. This is mainly due to the fact that our knowledge about textile industry remains very incomplete, despite its importance due to all indicators, whether income generation, employment or exports.

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  • Bedi, Jatinder S., 2002. "Discrepancies in offcicial estimates of production and employment in textile and clothing sector," MPRA Paper 43155, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43155

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    Textile Production; Employment Generation;

    JEL classification:

    • L67 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other Consumer Nondurables: Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, and Leather Goods; Household Goods; Sports Equipment
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand


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