publication . Article . 2010

Social networks and employment in India

Tushar K. Nandi;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Economics Bulletin, volume 30, issue 4, pages 2,769-2,778
We investigate the influence of social networks on employment. Using data from India, we estimate the effect of caste based social networks on employment. We use a methodology that allows us to control for several omitted variable biases that often confound network effect. Our results indicate that caste based social networks are important determinant of employment in India. The implication of our findings is that a policy of positive discrimination in labour market for disadvantaged caste is able to generate additional benefit through network channels.
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