Segmentation and Mobility in the Indian Labour Market
46 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2016 Last revised: 16 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 14, 2017
The present study contributes to the limited literature on labour mobility in India using the Indian Human Development Survey panel data for the years 2004-05 and 2011-12. We use three different tools- transition matrices, multinomial logistic regression and wage regressions for this study. The results show significant mobility across sectors in the economy. Mobility patterns among workers are found to differ significantly along the lines of gender, caste, education, wealth and family background among others. There is distress-driven movement of workers. Significant earnings differentials exist across paid work statuses. We observe segmentation with regard to regular vis-à-vis casual wage employment.
Keywords: Mobility, Segmentation, Informality, Transition Matrices, Fixed Effects Regression, Multinomial Logistic Regression
JEL Classification: C23, C25, J31, J46, J62
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