Caste discrimination and transaction costs in the labor market : Evidence from rural North India

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Ito, Takahiro;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
  • Journal: Journal of development economics,volume 88,issue 2,pages292-300 (issn: 0304-3878)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Subject: labor market | regular employment | regular employment, casual employment, labor market, India | casual employment | India
    • jel: jel:J71 | jel:D23 | jel:J24 | jel:J22

This paper is an empirical attempt to quantify caste-based discrimination in thelabor market using household data taken from rural North India. In the regressionanalysis, transaction costs associated with entry into the labor market and reservationwages are estimated si... View more
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