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Shantanu Khanna
University of California, Irvine
Shantanu is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Irvine. He has completed his M.Phil. and Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He was previously an (ad-hoc) Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delhi, and has worked as a short-term consultant on various projects with the World Bank. He has also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a consultant in the Government Reforms and Infrastructure Development (GRID) practice. His research interests are in labour economics and applied econometrics.

Articles By Shantanu Khanna
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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