Education and Intergenerational Mobility In Employment In Fisheries Sector

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Department of Economics, Farook college (Autonomous)


This manuscript examines the determining factors of intergenerational mobility of employment in fisheries sector in Kerala. For this purpose, a randomly selected 300 respondents from both fishery and non-fishery sector in Kerala were interviewed and various information on their socio-economic conditions were collected. From the socioeconomic analysis, the study observed that compared to non-fishery community, fishery communities are following joint family system and their average monthly salary is below 15000 rupees. The education level of fishery community is very low and most of them having the education below matriculation level and they are having less access to bank for credit and relying on money lenders and friends. For analyzing the possible reasons for intergenerational mobility of employment from fishery to non-fishery sector, the study employed a Logit model and the results shows that an additional year of education is more than three times than other factors is likely to shift the people from fishery to non-fishery sector.