Labour market effects of workfare programmes: Evidence from MGNREGA, India

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the flagship employment programme of the Government of India. With an expenditure of about USD 59 Billion from its inception in 2006 until now, MGNREGA covers 245 million people as registered beneficiaries in India. The article in the link summarises the findings on a research study on the effects of MGNREGA on labour market and labour migration in India