Segmentation and Mobility in the Indian Labour Market

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Bhaskar Neog

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Bimal Kishore Sahoo

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Date Written: November 14, 2017

Abstract

The present study contributes to the limited literature on labour mobility in India using the Indian Human Development Survey panel data for the years 2004-05 and 2011-12. We use three different tools- transition matrices, multinomial logistic regression and wage regressions for this study. The results show significant mobility across sectors in the economy. Mobility patterns among workers are found to differ significantly along the lines of gender, caste, education, wealth and family background among others. There is distress-driven movement of workers. Significant earnings differentials exist across paid work statuses. We observe segmentation with regard to regular vis-à-vis casual wage employment.

Keywords: Mobility, Segmentation, Informality, Transition Matrices, Fixed Effects Regression, Multinomial Logistic Regression

JEL Classification: C23, C25, J31, J46, J62

Suggested Citation

Neog, Bhaskar and Sahoo, Bimal Kishore, Segmentation and Mobility in the Indian Labour Market (November 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2877148 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2877148

Bhaskar Neog (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur ( email )

India

Bimal Kishore Sahoo

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

Uttaranchal
India

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