An Analysis of Determinants of Employment Benefits in MGNREG Scheme: Evidence from Haryana, India
Keywords:MGNREG Scheme, Employment Benefits, Households, Individual Workers.
The main aim of the study is to identify various factors determining the employment benefits received by households and individual workers in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) scheme during 2019-2020. This study is based on primary data collected from the selected districts of Haryana. The findings reveal that households belonging to SC/ST and OBC castes and possessing BPL cards work for more days under the scheme. It confirms that MGNREGS guarantees livelihood security to the marginalised and poorer sections of society. It is also found that households engaged in wage labour as their primary occupation work longer under the scheme than in other occupations. Further, female workers get employment for a longer duration than male workers. It is also seen that persons with low formal education receive more employment under MGNREGA.
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