Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India

Publication | August 2011

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