Regional specialization and geographic concentration of Indian female labour: A post liberalization analysis
Dyuti Chatterjee, Pallabi Banerjee
The Indian economy has undergone significant structural and social changes in the decades following liberalization. The share of the primary sector has been gradually declining while the tertiary sector has emerged as the most dynamic sector of the economy. Moreover, due to the uneven growth of the different sectors, the performance of the Indian states too varied considerably. Liberalization had raised the hope of increased female work participation. But even with higher levels of education and awareness, there was not much change in the pattern of female employment. The present paper brings out the heterogeneity of the labor market both region wise and sector wise with the help of different indices like Herfindahl and Krugman and the Lilien index. Lastly the paper comes up with policy prescriptions to smoothen the regional and sectoral variation in female employment.
Dyuti Chatterjee, Pallabi Banerjee. Regional specialization and geographic concentration of Indian female labour: A post liberalization analysis. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 89-93