Saumik Paul is an Associate Professor at the Nottingham School of Economics, Malaysia campus (UNMC). Saumik's research interests span topics in development, political economy, and labour. His current research affiliations include Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), and Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP).
Land acquisition, industrialisation, and displaced households
01 Jul 2015
Does industrialisation on acquired land benefit those displaced? Evaluating the long-term livelihood effects of the first Special Economic Zone in the state of West Bengal, this column finds that the impact on displaced households is mixed. While they are more likely to be employed in the industrial zone, their returns to education are lower than that of other households.
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