Determinants of Employment in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

34 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2011

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Raghbendra Jha

Australian National University (ANU) - Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC); Crawford School of Public Policy

Raghav Gaiha

University of Delhi - Department of Economics; Australian National University (ANU)

Manoj K. Pandey

Australian National University (ANU)

Date Written: January 5, 2011

Abstract

Using household level data this paper provides systematic evidence on the employment impact of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in three Indian states: Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. We model this as a two stage Heckman procedure where we model selection for NREGS in the first phase and the determinants of hours worked in the second. A number of significant insights into the employment impact of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme are obtained.

Keywords: National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Heckman Models, Asia, India

JEL Classification: C34, I32, J21, J43

Suggested Citation

Jha, Raghbendra and Gaiha, Raghav and Pandey, Manoj Kumar, Determinants of Employment in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (January 5, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1735672 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1735672

Raghbendra Jha (Contact Author)

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Crawford School of Public Policy

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Raghav Gaiha

University of Delhi - Department of Economics ( email )

Delhi-110007
India

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Manoj Kumar Pandey

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Development Policy Centre
Crawford School of Public Policy
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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