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A Segmentation-based Determination of Factors Influencing Womens Labor Force Participation

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 54 Issue 3

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Nirad Inamdar | Author(s) Affiliation: Ph. D Scholar in the Economics & Business Environment area at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
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Abstract

Most of the studies in India on labor force participation of women considered the country as a whole ignoring the vast diversity within India.This study narrows its scopeon one state,viz. Maharashtra. Within Maharashtra, there are disparities among different regions.The study uses data from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 68th Round for analysis.The paper offers two competing Probit models; first takes into account the impact of 7 variables – sub round, sector, gender, region, relation to the household head, religion and education.The second model includes marital status and the social group consisting of 54 micro segments, based on all possible combinations using the values of four variables – sector, marital status, social group and education.

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