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Skill, Education and Employment

Unemployment is attributed to labour market deficiency in terms of shortage of skilled and educated labour force rather than to the deficiency of aggregate demand. This paper argues that an attempt to correct macro-policy distortion through micro interventions, would, in the skill hierarchy and job competition models, have the consequences of overcrowding, bumping down of low skilled workers and create rather a larger pool of surplus skilled as well as unskilled labour force. The demand constrained economy of India needs a better policy perspective for manpower planning.

Daily Labour Market in Delhi

This essay is a micro-empirical study of the daily labour market in Delhi. Based on a sample of workers from the job 'squares' in the city, it shows that the labourers in this market represent pauperisation of the peasantry rather than a migration of choice for better wages. Almost none of the workers possessed any awareness of the labour department of the state government, or about unions. Also, most of the labourers had no rational expectation of a formal sector job.
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