CPR-CSH Digital Workshop on Household Earnings, Regional Disparities and Rural-Urban Linkages: Insights from PLFS 2018-19

CPR-CSH Digital Workshop on Household Earnings, Regional Disparities and Rural-Urban Linkages: Insights from PLFS 2018-19
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 Add to Calendar 2020-07-28 15:45:00 2020-07-28 17:30:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR-CSH Digital Workshop on Household Earnings, Regional Disparities and Rural-Urban Linkages: Insights from PLFS 2018-19 CPR and CSH are pleased to invite you to a digital workshop on Household Earnings, Regional Disparities and Rural-Urban Linkages: Insights from PLFS 2018-19 Speakers: S Chandrasekhar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Karthikeya Naraparaju, Indian Institute of Management, Indore Ajay Sharma, Indian Institute of Management, Indore   The session will be online via Zoom. To register, kindly fill this form. If there is an issue, please email urbanization@cprindia.org About the talk We develop the evidence base for the ongoing policy discourse on well-being of households at the national and sub-national level in India. We present a comprehensive picture on household earnings using data from Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2018-19. While the per capita state domestic product reveals that India is comprised of rich and poor states, we draw on PLFS 2018-19 to examine the extent of regional disparities in distribution of Monthly Per Capita Household Earnings (MPCHE). We benchmark the position of rural and urban households in the 25th, 50th and 75th percentile of a particular state or National Sample Survey (NSS) region in the corresponding all India distribution of MPCHE. The regional differences in MPCHE across states and NSS regions can be traced to differences in economic structure which then get manifested in labour market outcomes and hence earnings. We highlight the variations across regions in the mix of earnings from self-employment, regular wage / salary, and casual labor; and share of earnings from the secondary sector and primary sector.  We also focus on the strength of rural-urban linkages as evidenced by the number of commuting workers and share of rural earnings from jobs located in urban areas. About the speakers S.Chandrasekhar is a Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Karthikeya Naraparaju and Ajay Sharma are Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. S. Chandrasekhar and Ajay Sharma have worked on the twin issues of migration and commuting in India. Karthikeya Naraparaju's research is on labour markets and inclusive growth. This talk is based on their ongoing work on how unequal is India.   Find all the available videos of our previous workshops,  Online via Zoom
3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
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CPR and CSH are pleased to invite you to a digital workshop on Household Earnings, Regional Disparities and Rural-Urban Linkages: Insights from PLFS 2018-19

Speakers:

  • S Chandrasekhar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  • Karthikeya Naraparaju, Indian Institute of Management, Indore
  • Ajay Sharma, Indian Institute of Management, Indore  

The session will be online via Zoom. To register, kindly fill this form.

If there is an issue, please email urbanization@cprindia.org

About the talk
We develop the evidence base for the ongoing policy discourse on well-being of households at the national and sub-national level in India. We present a comprehensive picture on household earnings using data from Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2018-19. While the per capita state domestic product reveals that India is comprised of rich and poor states, we draw on PLFS 2018-19 to examine the extent of regional disparities in distribution of Monthly Per Capita Household Earnings (MPCHE). We benchmark the position of rural and urban households in the 25th, 50th and 75th percentile of a particular state or National Sample Survey (NSS) region in the corresponding all India distribution of MPCHE. The regional differences in MPCHE across states and NSS regions can be traced to differences in economic structure which then get manifested in labour market outcomes and hence earnings. We highlight the variations across regions in the mix of earnings from self-employment, regular wage / salary, and casual labor; and share of earnings from the secondary sector and primary sector.  We also focus on the strength of rural-urban linkages as evidenced by the number of commuting workers and share of rural earnings from jobs located in urban areas.

About the speakers

S.Chandrasekhar is a Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Karthikeya Naraparaju and Ajay Sharma are Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. S. Chandrasekhar and Ajay Sharma have worked on the twin issues of migration and commuting in India. Karthikeya Naraparaju's research is on labour markets and inclusive growth. This talk is based on their ongoing work on how unequal is India.  

Find all the available videos of our previous workshops, here


This is the hundred and twenty-Sixth in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Rémi de Bercegol at remi.debercegol@gmail.comOlivier Telle of CSH at olivier.telle@csh-delhi.com, Mukta Naik at mukta@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr.