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Is there a case for the employment guarantee scheme in India? Some recent evidence

Gaiha, Raghav


Overall participation in the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in Maharashtra (an Indian state) fell sharply over the period 1980-97. Some of this reduction was due to expansion of irrigation facilities leading to expansion of farm employment. Alongside, expansion of non-farm employment led to a further reduction in the demand for the EGS. Although there was a slight rise in participation in subsequent years, it was dampened by a change in the composition of the EGS. Specifically, substitution...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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