Employment Intensity of Economic Growth: Evidence from Nepal

Authors

  • Madhav Prasad Dahal Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University
  • Hemant Rai Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ejdi.v28i1-2.33195

Keywords:

Employment intensity, labour productivity, economic growth, sectoral output

Abstract

 Economic growth and employment are taken as the top twin objectives of macroeconomic policy agenda in both developed and developing countries. Economic growth brings changes in employment growth. In general, during time of the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) increasing employment opportunities are created while unemployment will be rising during economic deceleration. This paper examines employment intensity of growth in (i) the economy of Nepal in totality, (ii) three broad economic sectors, and (iii) different sub-sectors of the economy over the period 1998-2018. Empirical result indicates labor-intensive growth in Nepal over the review period. There is no indication of jobless growth.

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Madhav Prasad Dahal, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University

Professor of Economics

Hemant Rai, Patan Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University

Lecturer of Economics

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Published

2019-12-04

How to Cite

Dahal, M. P., & Rai, H. (2019). Employment Intensity of Economic Growth: Evidence from Nepal. Economic Journal of Development Issues, 28(1-2), 34–47. https://doi.org/10.3126/ejdi.v28i1-2.33195

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