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Productivity in the Informal Manufacturing Sector: Regional Patterns and Policy Issues

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  • Mukherjee, Dipa

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The study uses a disaggregated approach to look into Labour Productivity in the informal manufacturing sector in India over the last two decades, especially Trends in productivity levels and regional disparities, its regional pattern, and Factors affecting the productivity levels. Wide variation in productivity levels is observed. The Western and North-western states are found to be doing better. Regional disparities are higher for intermediate goods compared to others. However, converging tendencies are also perceived. General economic condition of the state and Availability of loan are identified as factors affecting productivity levels. Policies for improving productivity levels in this sector, especially in lagging regions, should include general economic upliftment, development of proper infrastructure, technological upgradation and easy and cheap credit availability.

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  • Mukherjee, Dipa, 2004. "Productivity in the Informal Manufacturing Sector: Regional Patterns and Policy Issues," MPRA Paper 4859, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2005.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4859
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    1. Banerjee, Biswajit, 1983. "The Role of the Informal Sector in the Migration Process: A Test of Probabilistic Migration Models and Labour Market Segmentation for India," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 35(3), pages 399-422, November.
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    Keywords

    Informal Sector; Regional Disparity; Productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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