Labour in Contemporary India

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9780199467143

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Paperback

256 pages

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ISBN:

9780199467143

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Paperback

256 pages

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Praveen Jha

Generation of opportunities for decent work and livelihood ought to be among the most important policy objectives on any meaningful agenda of economic development. On this front, the Indian experience has remained seriously inadequate. This book examines some of the major themes relating to the world of work and workers in contemporary India while locating it in the larger trajectory of economic development since India’s independence.

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Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Praveen Jha

Description

Generation of decent livelihood opportunities ought to be among the most important objectives on any meaningful agenda of economic development. On this front, however, the Indian experience has remained seriously inadequate. During the first four decades after Independence, India’s achievements with respect to the problems of poverty, unemployment, and occupational structural transformation were modest at best. Since the early 1990s, during the era of neo-liberal reforms, while economic growth has remained upbeat, the wellbeing of the masses has shown even greater stress.
An indispensable entry point to the subject of labour in India, this Short Introduction locates the debate within the trajectory of economic development since India’s independence.

About the Author

Praveen Jha is Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Praveen Jha

Table of contents


Preface
Introduction
1 The Labour Question in India’s Development Trajectory
2 Work and Welfare: Some Core Indicators
3 Labour Market Flexibility: Myths versus Reality
4 Persistent Informality: Causes and Consequences
5 Neo-liberalism and Social Security: Debates and Alternatives
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Description

Generation of decent livelihood opportunities ought to be among the most important objectives on any meaningful agenda of economic development. On this front, however, the Indian experience has remained seriously inadequate. During the first four decades after Independence, India’s achievements with respect to the problems of poverty, unemployment, and occupational structural transformation were modest at best. Since the early 1990s, during the era of neo-liberal reforms, while economic growth has remained upbeat, the wellbeing of the masses has shown even greater stress.
An indispensable entry point to the subject of labour in India, this Short Introduction locates the debate within the trajectory of economic development since India’s independence.

About the Author

Praveen Jha is Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Table of contents


Preface
Introduction
1 The Labour Question in India’s Development Trajectory
2 Work and Welfare: Some Core Indicators
3 Labour Market Flexibility: Myths versus Reality
4 Persistent Informality: Causes and Consequences
5 Neo-liberalism and Social Security: Debates and Alternatives
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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