Wage Differential by Disability Status in an Agrarian Labor Market in India

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Sophie Mitra

Fordham University

Usha Sambamoorthi

West Virginia University

Date Written: September 24, 2008

Abstract

This paper is the first to estimate the magnitude and determinants of a wage differential by disability status in the context of an agrarian labor market through a wage decomposition method. In rural Uttar Pradesh, India, we find evidence of an unexplained wage gap in favor of non-disabled men of 8% after controlling for selection bias into employment and using different reference groups for wage decomposition.

Keywords: Disability, Wage Gap Decomposition, India

JEL Classification: I1, J3, J7

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Sophie and Sambamoorthi, Usha, Wage Differential by Disability Status in an Agrarian Labor Market in India (September 24, 2008). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16, No. 14, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2330503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2330503

Sophie Mitra (Contact Author)

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Usha Sambamoorthi

West Virginia University

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Morgantown, WV 26506
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