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The Pattern of Households Income and Employment in the Tribal Block Bharmour of District Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Vol 9 , Issue 2 , July - December 2022 | Pages: 114-130 | Case Study  

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1. * Sanjeev Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Economics , Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (
2. Rajesh Kumar, Research Scholar, Economics, HP University Shimla, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (

The objectives of the present paper is to understand, analyse and explain the pattern of household’s income and employment in the tribal block Bharmour of district Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. The study has been based on primary data. In Chamba there are seven blocks and Bharmour block has been purposively selected because this block constitute majority of tribal population. It was found that the main source of income of the household was non-agriculture sector as compared to agriculture and allied activities. In the study effort has been made to analyze the determinants that influence workforce to undertake non-agriculture activity as principal occupation by fitting a Binary Logistic Regression Model (BLRM). It is recommended that more emphasis can be given to providing training in marketable skills like, tailoring, carpentry, electrician, data entry operators etc. for which the services of Self Help Groups (SHGs) can be utilized.


Income; Employment; Determinants; Households; Tribal and Engaged

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