Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Gender Pay Gap in India: A Sectoral and Regional AnalysisAuthor : Hemlata Sharma
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 1-5
This paper attempts to measure Gender Pay Gap (GPG) in India using NSSO data for the year 2011-12. Our results show that Gender Pay Gap in India is higher in rural sector as compared to urban sector. In both rural and urban sector agriculture and private households with employed persons account for highest Gender Pay Gap. Our results also show that GPG is higher among illiterates and below matric literate employees. However, state level analysis of Gender Pay Gap shows that economically developed states have lower Gender Pay Gap and the poorer states have higher Gender Pay Gap in India.
Gender Pay Gap, NSSO, Rural Sector and Urban Sector
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