Disparity and Discrimination in Labour Market Outcomes in India

A Quantitative Analysis of Inequalities

Authors: Borooah, Vani

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  • Provides a comprehensive account of India's labour market
  • Focuses on salient features of labour outcomes such as occupation and wages
  • Results are based on a detailed, multivariate, analysis of survey data from two reputable sources pertaining to the same time period: the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS, 2011) and the National Sample Survey (NSS, 2011-12)
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“The author has done a service to this line of study by collating and analysing a novel dataset in a manner that is going to be of use for researchers of the labour market in India, a subject in need of critical enquiry.”– Shanti Chakravarty, Professor of Economics, Bangor University, Wales, UK
This book deconstructs the dynamics of the job market in an emerging economy (India) that has vast capital resources, addressing a key concern in relation to inequality in the labour market by social groups. The author examines the changing impact of caste on employment opportunity using two sets of large databases, and extends this analysis into religious affiliation and gender. The findings in this book will be of importance to those working in both research and policy, and makes an important contribution through addressing the decomposition of inequality based on disparity and discrimination.

About the authors

Vani Kant Borooah is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has been President of the European Public Choice Society and of the Irish Economic Association. Past books include Health and Well-Being in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), The Progress of Education in India (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), Votes, Parties and Seats (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Europe in an Age of Austerity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Growth, Unemployment, Distribution and Government (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disparity and Discrimination in Labour Market Outcomes in India
Book Subtitle
A Quantitative Analysis of Inequalities
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16264-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16264-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16263-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 218
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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