Entrepreneurship in Services and Socially Disadvantaged in India

Rajeev Dehejia and Arvind Panagariya
Chapter 10 in Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (eds.), Reforms and Economic Transformation in India, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

While substantial literature now exists on poverty and inequality among social groups, until now, almost nothing has been known about how the socially dis-advantaged groups fare in entrepreneurship in terms of shares in the GVA, workers employed, and number of enterprises owned. Our chapter provides a first comprehensive look at these measures of entrepreneurship. We analyze the presence of the socially disadvantaged groups in proprietary and partnership enterprises in the economy as a whole, according to enterprises size, in rural and urban areas, according to sectors, and in different states.  

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