Measuring States: Wages & Growth

The wages for casual labor in the various states, taken together with growth per capita, is another measure of how these states are really doing in terms of economic activity. The three charts below show the rural and urban wages for men and women along with growth rates of the last decade.

Rural Casual Wage

Urban Casual Wage

Growth Per Capita

The only significant data point that had predictive power towards daily casual wages was the state’s literacy rate.

2 thoughts on “Measuring States: Wages & Growth

  1. Lavanya

    The significantly higher wages for rural women in Kashmir is quite interesting. Likewise Himachal’s urban women seem to be earning better than the males. Thoughts?

  2. Puram Post author

    Hilly states seem to have a higher relative wage for women. I do not understand why, though.

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