Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India | Asian Development Bank

Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India

Publication | August 2011
Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India

Using labor force survey data from India, this paper examines the extent to which trade and services liberalization have contributed to increases in wage inequality.

India's economic reforms of the 1990s are widely credited with having raised India's rates of economic growth. They are also believed to have contributed to a widening of inequality. This paper uses labor force survey data from India to examine the extent to which trade and services liberalization—key components of India's economic reforms—have contributed to increases in wage inequality.

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Market-Oriented Reforms and Inequality: A Brief Review
  • Data and Measurement
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References