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

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Migration, Vulnerability and Insecurity in New Industrial Labour Markets

With a case study of labour in a new industrial setting in Kothur, Andhra Pradesh, this paper seeks to address a number of questions: (1) From what context is labour migrating to Kothur? (2) What is the nature of employment opportunities in the new industrial labour market? (3) Why do the opportunities of employment and the nature of labour in Kothur represent a paradoxical trend contrary to conventional social mobility theories? (4) How can we analyse this paradox? (5) What do the new employment patterns and labour relations mean to the vulnerability of labour? (6) How does the new labour policy address these issues?

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