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Some Implications of Unemployment in Rural Areas

Rural Areas EVER since the concept of 'surplus labour' in agriculture was introduced, it has had an extremely eventful life. Sometimes it has been blown up so as to measure the whole economic distance, between tan optimally organised agriculture (with an optimal size of population also thrown in sometimes) on the one hand, and the actual situation of agriculture at any moment of time, on the other.1 Sometimes its very existence has been denied.2 Direct observation has been father rare in the field, both because such observation was often difficult and because the effort was not considered sufficiently glamorous3 Consequently both the defenders and the enemies of the notion of the existence of surplus labour in underdeveloped countries, tend to resort to implicit theorising on a grand scale.

Working Force in 1971 Census-Unilluminating Final Results

Unilluminating 'Final' Results IN an earlier paper1 I had attempted to draw .some inferences about changes in the industrial distribution of the working force over the last decade, using the data presented in the Census publication, Paper Number 1

Unemployment in the Fourth Plan-Some Estimates

Unemployment in the Fourth Plan Some Estimates K L Bagal THE Fourth Plan, ostensibly on the advice of the Committee of Experts on Unemployment (known as the Dant- wala Committee), refrained from giv- ing any estimate of the back-log of unemployment. The Planning Commission's decision to block whatever crude information on unemployment that was so far available through the Plan documents was questionable, even after conceding that the presence of self-employment and under-employ- tnent in a predominantly agricultural society does make a simple uni-dimen- sional definition of unemployment rather difficult. Nevertheless, in the absence of refined data, the cruder unemployment estimates furnished by the Planning Commission were serving a useful purpose of highlighting the magnitude of the unemployment problem.
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