Why Generating Productive Jobs is Essential for Reducing Poverty in India: Evidence from Indian Regions

@article{Gupta2018WhyGP,
  title={Why Generating Productive Jobs is Essential for Reducing Poverty in India: Evidence from Indian Regions},
  author={Abhijit Sen Gupta and V. More and Kanupriya Gupta},
  journal={The Indian Journal of Labour Economics},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={563-587}
}
We investigate the pattern of India’s growth during the last decade, and its implications for poverty reduction. In particular, we focus on the role played by generation of productive employment opportunities in reducing poverty. The paper is first of its kind in analysing these issues at a granular level by focusing on 9 major sectors of the economy and focusing at a sub-state level, as the large size of Indian states masks significant heterogeneity. We decompose overall productivity growth… Expand

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