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Labour and Employment in Gujarat

This response to the criticism by Dholakia and Sapre (6 August 2011) of our article "Labour and Employment under Globalisation: The Case of Gujarat" (28 May, 2011) argues that the ultimate goal of Gujarat's growth should not be the growth of the state domestic product but people's well-being. Gujarat does need to take a fresh look at the growth model that it is following.

Labour and Employment under Globalisation: The Case of Gujarat

On examining the dynamics of the processes of change in the status of labour and employment in the rapidly globalising state of Gujarat in India, this study shows that the rapid growth in the state has not been shared by labour. This has resulted in the state slipping in poverty reduction, human development and in hunger removal. This study also argues that an unfair deal to labour need not be a part of neo-liberal economic reforms and that providing a just share to labour can contribute towards promoting labour-intensive and equitable growth in the state.
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