Understanding the Employment Preferences of Low-income skilled Labour in India

Research Note
Published on 3 July 2017


Preliminary results indicate that trainees have strong preferences over salary and job locations and their placement officers (who are solely responsible for trainee placements) have poor knowledge of these preferences. Providing placement officers with information on these preferences improves the quality of matches and potentially improves job retention three months later.


Abhijit Banerjee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gaurav Chiplunkar

University of Virginia