NREGA Food Bill can distort labour market


The Hindu BusinessLine

Instead, there is a far-greater-than-expected increase in absenteeism from regular employment — organised and unorganised — and consequent increase in wage levels in traditional vocations. Instead of working additional hours and enhancing incomes and climbing aspirational ladders, the rural recipients seem to have given up their regular occupation and chosen to be satisfied with their current levels of income and consumption

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