Vengadeshvaran J. Sarma is a Teaching Fellow of Business Economics and Management at the Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. Venga’s research primarily focuses on the fields of development economics and migration studies.
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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