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Employment Goals and Development Priorities

S P Gupta T G Srinivasan By adopting a concept of standard person-years in the Sixth Plan for measuring employment, the earlier neglect of the productivity aspect of employment was partly removed and the concept of gainful employment was emphasised In this sense in the Sixth Plan for the first time the goal of employment and the goal of poverty eradica tion were reconciled and the apparent trade-off between employment generation and growth largely rationalised.

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