The dynamics of rural non-farm employment in India

The dynamics of rural non-farm employment in India Ind. J. Labour Econ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-018-0112-9 ARTICLE 1 1 Alok Kumar Kam Shergill Indian Society of Labour Economics 2018 Abstract This paper analyzes the dynamics of the rural non-farm employment in the fifteen major states of India by using panel data analysis for the period 1972–2010. The analysis indicates that there are significant gender differences in the factors affecting the level and the growth of rural non-farm employment. The level of urbanization, the rural literacy rate and the rural unemployment rate have a significant positive effect on the incidence of non-farm employment for male workers. For female workers, agricultural productivity and the incidence of rural poverty have a significant positive effect. There is evidence of convergence in the incidence of rural non-farm employment for both male and female workers, indi- cating that states with initially low incidence of rural non-farm employment expe- rienced a higher growth rate in the rural non-farm employment than states with initially high incidence. Keywords Rural non-farm employment  Male  Female  Convergence  Panel data & Alok Kumar kumara@uvic.ca Kam Shergill Kam.Shergill@atcoelectric.com Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada ISLE 123 The Indian Journal of Labour Economics 1 INTRODUCTION The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Indian Journal of Labour Economics Springer Journals

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Copyright © 2018 by Indian Society of Labour Economics
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Economics; Labor Economics; Industrial Organization; Development Economics
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0971-7927
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0019-5308
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Ind. J. Labour Econ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-018-0112-9 ARTICLE 1 1 Alok Kumar Kam Shergill Indian Society of Labour Economics 2018 Abstract This paper analyzes the dynamics of the rural non-farm employment in the fifteen major states of India by using panel data analysis for the period 1972–2010. The analysis indicates that there are significant gender differences in the factors affecting the level and the growth of rural non-farm employment. The level of urbanization, the rural literacy rate and the rural unemployment rate have a significant positive effect on the incidence of non-farm employment for male workers. For female workers, agricultural productivity and the incidence of rural poverty have a significant positive effect. There is evidence of convergence in the incidence of rural non-farm employment for both male and female workers, indi- cating that states with initially low incidence of rural non-farm employment expe- rienced a higher growth rate in the rural non-farm employment than states with initially high incidence. Keywords Rural non-farm employment  Male  Female  Convergence  Panel data & Alok Kumar kumara@uvic.ca Kam Shergill Kam.Shergill@atcoelectric.com Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada ISLE 123 The Indian Journal of Labour Economics 1 INTRODUCTION The

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The Indian Journal of Labour EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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