René Morissette is a senior labour economist at Statistics Canada. His recent research has examined the impact of job displacement on various workers’ outcomes, and the impact of wages on school enrolment and worker mobility.
The decline of rural earnings inequality in India
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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