Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from India

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Aradhna Aggarwal

University of Delhi

Geraint Johnes

Lancaster University - Lancaster University Management School; Lancaster University

Ricardo S. Freguglia

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Gisele Spricigo

University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)

Date Written: December 2010

Abstract

The impact of education on labour market outcomes is analysed using data from various rounds of the National Sample Survey of India. Occupational destination is examined using both multinomial logit analyses and structural dynamic discrete choice modelling. The latter approach involves the use of a novel approach to constructing a pseudo-panel from repeated cross-section data, and is particularly useful as a means of evaluating policy impacts over time. We find that policy to expand educational provision leads initially to an increased take-up of education, and in the longer term leads to an increased propensity for workers to enter non-manual employment.

Keywords: occupation, education, development

JEL Classification: I20, J62, O20

Suggested Citation

Aggarwal, Aradhna and Johnes, Geraint and Freguglia, Ricardo S. and Spricigo, Gisele, Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from India (December 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1744058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1744058

Aradhna Aggarwal

University of Delhi ( email )

University Road
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Delhi, DE New Delhi 110 007
India

Geraint Johnes (Contact Author)

Lancaster University - Lancaster University Management School ( email )

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Lancaster, LA1 4YX
United Kingdom
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Lancaster University ( email )

Lancaster LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

Ricardo S. Freguglia

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora ( email )

Department of Economics - Rua José Lourenço Kelmer
Campus Universtário
Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais 36.036-900
Brazil

Gisele Spricigo

University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) ( email )

São Leopoldo
Rio Grande do Sul, 93022000
Brazil

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