Determinants of employment in India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Vol: 
2010/17
Author name: 
Raghbendra Jha
Raghav Gaiha
Manoj K. Pandey
Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Using household level data this paper provides systematic evidence on the employment impact of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in three Indian states: Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. We model this as a two stage Heckman procedure where we model selection for NREGS in the first phase and the determinants of hours worked in the second. A number of significant insights into the employment impact of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme are obtained.

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