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Deepti Goel
Delhi School of Economics
deepti@econdse.org
Deepti Goel is an Assistant Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, India, since March 2010. Her research interests are in applied econometrics and labour economics. She is also a Research Fellow at IZA, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany.
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Articles By Deepti Goel
The decline of rural earnings inequality in India
Posted On: 05 Apr 2017


While earnings inequality remained virtually unchanged in urban India between 2004-05 and 2011-12, it declined sharply in rural India over this period. This column finds that although the change in the distribution of education among paid workers had an inequality-increasing effect, there was a net decline in rural inequality because returns to increased levels of education improved more for low-earning workers than high-earning ones.
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Women and the Indian job market: Glass ceiling or sticky floor?
Posted On: 10 Jun 2016

Topics:   Gender , Jobs

The gender wage gap among regular wage and salaried workers in India was 49% in 2009-10. This column finds the bulk of the gap is due to discrimination against women in the job market, rather than different wage earning potential of men and women. The gender wage gaps are higher among lower earning workers.
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Did the metro help reduce air pollution in Delhi?
Posted On: 17 May 2013


The Delhi metro has been operational for over a decade now. Has it helped reduce the high levels of air pollution? This column presents initial findings from research that suggests that the metro has encouraged people to switch from private to public mode of travel, resulting in positive effects on air quality in the city.
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