ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Casualisation of Urban Labour Force

Analysis of Recent Trends in Manufacturing

Casualisation of Urban Labour Force

The growing size of informal employment, of which casual employment forms a subset, is current concern. It becomes important, then to examine this process of growing casualisation of the workforce and its links with the quickened pace of liberalisation all through the 1990s. A growing literature seeks to demonstrate the links between specific policies of liberalisation, such as deregulation of the labour market, export promotion and trade liberalisation, with the processes of casualisation, informalisation and feminisation of the labour force. In order to be able to understand these issues better, this paper seeks to examine the changes in patterns of industrial employment in light of the statistical evidence available.

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