Disparity and Discrimination in Labour Market Outcomes in India

A Quantitative Analysis of Inequalities

  • Vani Kant Borooah

Table of contents

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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


“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.


India Occupation Wages Discrimination Affirmative Action Indian labour market The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) Inequality by Caste, Religion and Gender Labour market inequality Jobs contracts Wage inequality

Authors and affiliations

  • Vani Kant Borooah
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Economics & PoliticsUniversity of UlsterBelfastUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16263-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16264-1
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