Publication: Labor Regulation and Employment in India's Retail Stores
A new dataset of 1,948 retail stores in India compiled by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys shows that 27 percent of the stores report labor regulations as a problem for their business. Using these data we analyze the effect of labor regulation on employment at the store level. We find that stricter labor regulation has a strong negative effect on employment. Our estimates show that labor reforms are likely to increase employment by 22 percent of the current level for an average store.
“Amin, Mohammad. 2007. Labor Regulation and Employment in India's Retail Stores. Policy Research Working Paper; No. 4314. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/f7f8b1bb-73bb-5b04-ab40-c9395dcd41b9 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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