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Determinants of Household Participation in MGNREGS in Tripura

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 2, 2020, 256-263
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/IJED/19085
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Pritam Bose1, Indraneel Bhowmik2 and Pradip Chouhan1
1Ph.D. Scholars, and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar-799 022
Corresponding author’s email: pritambose2008@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Tripura was one of the best performers of MGNREGS since its inception. The operational structure of the scheme was very close to the style of functioning of the state government. The present study attempted to examine the functioning and impact of the scheme on the participating households of the state. Apart from secondary data, field survey was conducted in Dhalai district of Tripura. A binary logit model was used to determine the factors responsible for household participation. The results revealed that there was a significant increase in employment and income of the households participating in the scheme. Moreover, households with young members and lesser-educated members are likely to participate more in the scheme. A household with people having no regular employment were most benefitted by the scheme, which was very much in tune with the goals of the scheme.

Keywords
Binary logit regression, employment, income, rural.

JEL Codes
C25, D31, J21, H53, O18.

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