|Type||Journal Article - Theoretical Economics Letters|
|Title||Growth Dynamics and Gender Wage Inequality in Indian Agricultural Sector: Study across Various Population Hierarchies of Villages|
This paper studies three important issues of Indian agricultural sector, namely, the determinants
of the agricultural wages in India, the extent to which gender inequality is present in it, and the
variations in this inequality within various population hierarchies of Indian villages. The paper
employs robust regression technique to deal with the presence of outliers and heteroskedasticity.
Results suggest that there are four major factors that determine the agricultural wages, namely,
non-farm wage factors, accessibility factors, production factors, and individual factors. Gender
wage disparity is to an extent of 23% against women in comparison to the men. Furthermore, village
growth is detrimental to the agricultural wages in comparison to non-farm wages and female
agricultural wages are more disadvantaged with growing dynamics of villages.
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