Jha, Raghbendra; Gaiha, Raghav; Pandey, Manoj K.; Shankar, Shylashri
India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has been hailed as one of the country’s most creative social initiatives. Since the program was begun only recently (in 2004–2005) there is a need to assess household access to this program and persistence of benefits to households not just in one year but over time. Using a unique panel data set for 2007–2008 and 2009–2010 for the Indian state of Rajasthan, this paper analyzes the transitions into and out of NREGS. It models the impact...[Show more]
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