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Inequality in India–II

The Wage Sector

Dipak Mazumdar (dipakmazumdar1932@gmail.com) is a visiting professor at the Institute for Human Development, Delhi. Sandip Sarkar (delhisandip@gmail.com) and Balwant Singh Mehta (balmehtalko@ gmail.com) are with IHD, Delhi.

To determine the inequality in wage earnings, attention is paid to the distinction between formal and informal types of employment, and the returns to education. Alternative definitions to understand the formal–informal dichotomy are employed to show that employers are increasingly using “informal” workers in formal enterprises. In Part I of this paper (EPW, 29 July 2017), changes in household welfare as measured by per capita household expenditure were analysed.

Updated On : 14th Aug, 2017

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