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The “Discouraged Worker Effect” in public works programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India

By Sudha Narayanan and Yanyan Liu


IFPRI3; ISI; CRP2; Capacity Strengthening; PIM Cluster 4.1: Social Protection Delivery and Outcomes; E Building Resilience; F Strengthening institutions and governanceMTID; PIMPRCGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM

Topics: INDIA; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA, manpower; remuneration, administrative rationing; discouraged worker effect; employment guarantee; labor supply; Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA); workfare programs;
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.07.024
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