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Author Bairagya, Indrajit, author.

Title Liberalization and economic performance of the informal sector : a study of Indian economy / Indrajit Bairagya
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (218 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgement; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1. Motivation of the study; 1.2. The process of liberalization in India; 1.3. Studies on the informal sector; 1.4. Research gaps and researchable issues; 1.5. Objectives; 1.6. Methodology and database; 1.7. Data availability and challenges; 1.8. Organization of the book; 2 Definitional distinction between the unorganized and informal sectors: how far is it relevant?; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Definitional diversity of the informal sector in India; 2.3. Measurement issues
2.4. Nature of the informal sector in India2.5. Summary; 3 Contribution and growth of the formal and informal sectors: descriptive analysis; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Trade policy regimes; 3.3. Methodology for the descriptive analysis; 3.4. Results of aggregate analysis; 3.5. Disaggregate analysis by sub-sectors; 3.6. Summary; 4 Impact of liberalization on the growth of the informal sector; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Implication on functional income distribution; 4.3. Personal income distribution; 4.4. Methodology for measuring the impact of liberalization; 4.5. Descriptions of data and variables
4.6. Estimation results4.7. Summary; Appendix; 5 Formal-informal sectors' linkages and economic growth; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Theoretical framework; 5.3. Empirical analysis; 5.4. Estimation results; 5.5. A simulation analysis; 5.6. Sources of growth; 5.7. Summary; Appendix; 6 Efficiency of the unorganized manufacturing and services sector in India and its determinants; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Methodology for efficiency analysis of unorganized enterprises; 6.3. Estimated results; 6.4. Summary; 7 Total factor productivity growth of informal and non-informal unorganized manufacturing sectors
7.1. Introduction7.2. Methodology; 7.3. Data and variables descriptions; 7.4. Estimation results; 7.5. Summary; Appendix; 8 Employment in the informal sector and informal employment in the formal sector: size and determinants; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Employment in the informal sector and informal employment in the formal sector; 8.3. Determinants of the informal sector's employment; 8.4. Estimation results; 8.5. Unemployment rate; 8.6. Summary; 9 Conclusion and policy implications; 9.1. Conclusion; 9.2. Policy implications; 9.3. Direction for future research; References; Index
Summary Impact of liberalization on informality has been a subject of intense debate for many years and the major issue that has come up is whether liberalization helps to grow informal sector and informality in the economy or it is an obstruction for informal sector's growth. Thus, in the light of the recent liberalization measure, this book sets to examine general presumptions of the development of informal sector in the context of the Indian economy. The book begins with a broad framework for analysis of output contribution and growth of the informal sector. Liberalization is measured by openness i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Deregulation -- India
Economic development -- India
Informal sector (Economics) -- India.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Economic development.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Informal sector (Economics)
India -- Economic conditions.
India -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315756978