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Workers at Risk: Panel Data Evidence on the COVID-19 Labor Market Crisis in India

dc.contributor.author Bussolo, Maurizio
dc.contributor.author Kotia, Ananya
dc.contributor.author Sharma, Siddharth
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-18T14:40:37Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-18T14:40:37Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic is having unequal impacts. Research has highlighted that across race, gender, age, and income groups, the health and economic consequences of this crisis are far from uniform and other preexisting inequalities have been exacerbated. This paper focuses on the differential impact on the formal and informal segments of the labor market in India, using data from a large household panel survey and employing a difference-in-differences event study approach. Within the same industry and district, initially informal wage workers were significantly more vulnerable to the loss of employment than initially formal workers during the early phase of COVID-19 (April 2020). Furthermore, income declined significantly more for households whose head worked as an informal wage worker than for households with a formally employed head. However, the post-COVID employment and income differentials between informal and formal workers narrowed after April 2020. By July 2020, the decline in income (from the pre-COVID baseline of February 2020) was not significantly different across households with informally and formally employed heads, suggesting that while informal workers were affected more severely by the early COVID-19 shock, they also recovered faster from it. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/694351615916424727/Workers-at-Risk-Panel-Data-Evidence-on-the-COVID-19-Labor-Market-Crisis-in-India
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35292
dc.language English
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9584
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject INFORMAL WORKER
dc.subject LABOR MARKET
dc.subject INFORMALITY
dc.subject CORONAVIRUS
dc.subject COVID-19
dc.subject PANDEMIC IMPACT
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subject INCOME LOSS
dc.title Workers at Risk en
dc.title.subtitle Panel Data Evidence on the COVID-19 Labor Market Crisis in India en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2021-03-16
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/694351615916424727/Workers-at-Risk-Panel-Data-Evidence-on-the-COVID-19-Labor-Market-Crisis-in-India
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-9584
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b0883cfe55_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 32917639
okr.identifier.report WPS9584
okr.imported true en
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/694351615916424727/pdf/Workers-at-Risk-Panel-Data-Evidence-on-the-COVID-19-Labor-Market-Crisis-in-India.pdf en
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.region.country India
okr.statistics.combined 1574
okr.statistics.dr 694351615916424727
okr.statistics.drstats 711
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Labor Markets
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Employment and Unemployment
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Disease Control & Prevention
okr.unit Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region
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