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Rural Non-farm Employment in Uttar Pradesh: 1993-94 – 2004-05

Shukla, Vachaspati (2015): Rural Non-farm Employment in Uttar Pradesh: 1993-94 – 2004-05.

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Abstract

Rural India has been reeling under the shadow of agricultural stagnation for the last two decades. In this context employment diversification towards non-farm activities has received considerable policy and academic attention. However, the employment diversification witnessed in the recent years has been suspect to the two divergent theoretical views on employment diversification, namely, distress-push and/or demand-pull forces. Many studies made important contributions in examining the nature of the Rural Non-Farm Employment (RNFE) especially at all India level. Yet, India being a country of continental proportions with vast regional variations studies of this type hide more than they reveal about the processes involved in employment diversification. In this background, this study takes up an analysis of employment diversification in rural Uttar Pradesh (UP). This study has made an endeavour to analyse the regional variation in growth and nature of RNFE in UP using the unit level data of Employment- Unemployment collected by National Sample Survey organization. The analysis shows a significant variation in size of RNFE across region and this disparity tends to increase over the years. The process of employment transformation in UP found to be dominated by distress-push forces. The intensity of the distress-push factors vary across regions from lowest in western region to highest in southern region.

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