Essays in Labor and Development Economics

Essays in Labor and Development Economics

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This dissertation consists of three essays related to Labor and Development Economics. The first essay explores the gender effects of global integration brought about through trade liberalization, by looking at changes in gender segregation by occupation and sector of labor market in India. Trade can impact occupational gender segregation by increasing competition and changing the existing industrial and occupational structure. In addition trade liberalization affects gender segregation across sectors by causing a gender differentiated reallocation of labor between formal and informal sectors. Our results indicate a decline in occupational gender segregation and a rise in sect oral gender segregation with trade liberalization.While Hindi is recognized asithe official national language by the Constitution of India, English has continued to be the ... recent times by the expansion of high- skilled export jobs following increasing integration of India with the world economy.

Title:Essays in Labor and Development Economics
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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