Patterns of Inequality in the Indian Labour Market

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This book is a systematic analysis of inequality in India and how it has been changing since the 1980s. It is focused on the labor market, and in particular on wage inequality, and also examines inequality in household expenditure. The book looks into the structure and segmentation of the labour market, both in terms of the nature of employment (casual and regular work) and in terms of some of the key divides: gender, caste and community, region and education.


Gerry Rodgers is presently Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi. He holds an M.A. (Cambridge University) and D.Phil (Sussex University) in Economic Development. For over 30 years he worked at the International Labour Office (ILO) in a variety of positions, including Director of the International Institute for Labour Studies. Vidhya Soundararajan is an applied micro economist who focuses on development and labour economics.