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Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India »

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475590784.001

ISBN: 9781475590784

Keywords: gender inequality, informality, DSGE model, Indian economy, Bayesian estimation, labor market, labor, workers, unemployment, labor force

This paper examines the macroeconomic interaction between informality and gender inequality in the labor market. A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model is built to study the impact of gender-targeted polici...

Women Workers in India
			: Why So Few Among So Many?

Women Workers in India : Why So Few Among So Many? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315005.001

ISBN: 9781498315005

Keywords: Female labor force participation, labor market regulation, informal labor markets, labor force, labor, labor force participation, labor market, female labor, Economics of Gender, Particular Labor Markets: Public Policy

This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian...

Uncertainty and Unemployment
			: The Effects of Aggregate and Sectoral Channels

Uncertainty and Unemployment : The Effects of Aggregate and Sectoral Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2015/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sangyup Choi , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498356305.001

ISBN: 9781498356305

Keywords: aggregate uncertainty, sectoral uncertainty, stock market, Great Recession, unemployment rate, labor, labor market, long-term unemployment, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

We study the role of uncertainty shocks in explaining unemployment dynamics, separating out the role of aggregate and sectoral channels. Using S&P500 data from the first quarter of 1957 to third quarter of 2014, we...

Informal Labour and Credit Markets
			: A Survey

Informal Labour and Credit Markets : A Survey »

Volume/Issue: 2010/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Levine , Emanuela Lotti , Nicoletta Batini , and Young-Bae Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962963.001

ISBN: 9781451962963

Keywords: Informal economy, labour market, search-matching models, informal sector, labour, labour markets, jobs,

This paper reviews the literature on the informal economy, focusing first on empirical findings and then on existing approaches to modeling informality within both partial and general equilibrium environments. We c...

India's Pattern of Development
			: What Happened, What Follows?

India's Pattern of Development : What Happened, What Follows? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Raghuram Rajan , Ioannis Tokatlidis , Kalpana Kochhar , and Utsav Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862829.001

ISBN: 9781451862829

Keywords: Diversification, Decentralization, Liberalization, Labor Intensity, Skill Intensity, Scale, employment, employment shares, labor productivity, Macroeconomics: Production

India has followed an idiosyncratic pattern of development, certainly compared with other fast-growing Asian economies. While the importance of services rather than manufacturing is widely noted, within manufacturi...

Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality
			: Evidence From India

Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality : Evidence From India »

Volume/Issue: 2005/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra , and Utsav Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860399.001

ISBN: 9781451860399

Keywords: wage premium, wage, unskilled workers, wage differentials, Trade and Labor Market Interactions,

We evaluate empirically the impact of the dramatic 1991 trade liberalization in India on the industry wage structure. The empirical strategy uses variation in industry wage premiums and trade policy across industri...

Productivity Trends in India's Manufacturing Sectors in the Last Two Decades

Productivity Trends in India's Manufacturing Sectors in the Last Two Decades »

Volume/Issue: 2003/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bulent Unel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843996.001

ISBN: 9781451843996

Keywords: factor productivity, tfp, growth rates, labor shares, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, General Aggregative Models: General,

Starting in the late 1970s, the Indian authorities implemented a series of reforms aimed at exposing the economy to greater competition and at liberalizing key aspects of economic activity. This paper investigates...

Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor

Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor »

Volume/Issue: 1990/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451964370.001

ISBN: 9781451964370

Keywords: unskilled labor, unskilled workers, labor market, skilled labor, skilled workers

In designing policy measures, including possible social safety nets, targeted to the poor, it is important to fully understand the efficiency implications of these measures. There is abundant macroeconomic literatu...