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Are Self-Employed no better than Wage Labourers in Rural India: A Quick Analysis of Wages and Earnings in India based on PLFS 2017-18

Motkuri, Venkatanarayana (2019): Are Self-Employed no better than Wage Labourers in Rural India: A Quick Analysis of Wages and Earnings in India based on PLFS 2017-18.

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Abstract

An analysis of PLFS estimates shows that earnings of self-employed are no better than that of casual labourers in rural areas. Market wages are higher than the wage earnings in public works including MGNREGS.

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