Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67214
Authors: 
Zimmermann, Laura
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6858
Abstract: 
Recent years have seen an increasing interest in using public-works programs as anti-poverty measures in developing countries. This paper analyzes the rural labor market impacts of the Indian National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, one of the most ambitious programs of its kind, by using a regression discontinuity design. I find that private-sector wages increase substantially for women, but not for men, and that these effects are concentrated during the main agricultural season. In contrast, there is little evidence for negative private employment effects.
Subjects: 
public works program
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
NREGA
NREGS
India
regression discontinuity design
JEL: 
H53
I38
J22
J23
J38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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