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Technological Expansion and Some Key Labour Market Outcomes in Marine Fisheries Sector in Odisha, India

Siba Sankar Mohanty

Journal of Studies in Dynamics and Change (JSDC), ISSN: 2348-7038, 2014, vol. 1, issue 2, 57-72

Abstract: In the contemporary literature and some policy circles, the growth in marine fish landing in Odisha has been ascribed to the rapid technological up gradation through widespread mechanisation of the sector over last three decades. Contrary to this notion, the paper, on the basis of analysis of primary and secondary data on marine fisheries sector in Odisha finds that technological up gradation of the marine fisheries sector in Odisha has little impact on the landing figures in the state. On the other hand, the technological expansion has resulted in a decline in wages and employment in the sector, even if the sector operates with excess capacity.

Keywords: Technological Expansion; Marine fishery economy; Income inequality; labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J31 J33 J79 J81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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