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Breadwinner’s Education and Household’s Income in India

M. Migheli


I examine the relationship between the level of education of a household breadwinner and the relative position on a ten-digit scale of household total income. The dataset allows for avoiding usual sample selection biases. Using data from India, I show that the education of the breadwinner is a good predictor of the income of the household. The contribution of secondary and tertiary education is positive, and this result is strong especially for the self-employed. The data suggest also that an increase in inequality among self-employed appears more likely than among part time and full time employees.


India, income, education, breadwinner

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