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Income gains for the poor from public works employment

Gaurav Datt

Income gains for the poor from public works employment

evidence from two Indian villages

by Gaurav Datt

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Maharashtra,
  • Maharashtra.
    • Subjects:
    • Public works -- India -- Maharashtra -- Employees.,
    • Poor -- Employment -- India -- Maharashtra.,
    • Income -- India -- Maharashtra.,
    • Manpower policy, Rural -- India -- Maharashtra -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-37).

      StatementGaurav Datt, Martin Ravallion.
      SeriesLSMS working paper,, no. 100
      ContributionsRavallion, Martin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD5713.6.I42 M33 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 49 p. :
      Number of Pages49
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1432337M
      ISBN 100821327240
      LC Control Number93043861


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Genre/Form: Case studies: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Datt, Gaurav. Income gains for the poor from public works employment. Washington, D.C.: World. Public work programs: what are the income gains to the poor.

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