Public and private sector jobs, unreported income and consumption gap in India: Evidence from micro-data

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Kar, Saibal; Roy, Poulomi; Saha, Sarani;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: C31 | D23 | Öffentlicher Dienst | C12 | J21 | Verbraucherausgaben | consumption | India | Privatwirtschaft | unreported income, consumption, indirect utility, quantile regression, India | quantile regression | unreported income | Einkommen | Indien | indirect utility | Vergleich
    • jel: jel:C12 | jel:C31 | jel:D23 | jel:J21
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper tries to document the presence of unreported income among public sector employees in India. We investigate empirically the wage gap as well as consumption expenditure parity between public and private sector workers. It tests the hypothesis that despite a low... View more
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