ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Socio-Economic Implications of Gender Earning Differentials

This paper seeks to throw light on earning differences that exist between males and females working in the education sector and the reasons for these differentials. The extent of differential attributed to human capital endowment and the extent attributed to pure gender discrimination have been estimated through decomposition analysis. The paper also looks at the status of women in the family and the possible link between earning and the status of women.

Capitalism and Cooperation

Cooperatives as organisational arrangements of collective economic activity can break up interlocked capital, labour and output markets in rural areas and alleviate poverty. The recent parallel law on cooperatives provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at this issue. Some basic concepts are discussed while comparing different types of economic organisation, with a few empirical examples to bring out the conditions under which cooperative arrangements can generate economic surplus and alleviate poverty. An interesting feature of the simple cooperatives we discuss is that perhaps they benefit only the poor and not those who are better off and have access to mainstream credit and markets.
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