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Managerial Trade Unions

E A Ramaswamy Managers and officers are increasingly banding themselves into collectivities of associations which are gaining the aspect of trade unionism. This paper seeks to present the extent of this phenomenon, the underlying factors responsible for it, the problem of recognition and the associations' response, union-association relations and likely trends in the future.

The Macro-Economic Study of the Public Enterprise Sector

'Public Enterprise Sector' Ramaswamy R Iyer Faced with sub-optimal performance by public enterprises and the strains which this imposes on the national plan and the budget, we can either consider how best that performance can be improved, or assume that public enterprises as a class are bound to be less efficient than private enterprises and recommend privatisation. Those who have no doctrinal discomfort with the notion of public enterprises will take the first course; and those who believe that the market is the norm and that any deviation from it (including the advent of the state into business) is a 'distortion', will tend towards the second course.

Corporate Investment in 1985-A Forecast

A Forecast Philip Thomas Ranjana Pendharkar attempt is made here to forecast the growth in private corporate investment in 1985. Corporate investment includes gross capital expenditure of all companies in the private and joint sectors. The study also sheds n the level and composition of corporate investment in 1984.

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector V Nilakant Public Sector Administration: New Perspectives edited by Alexander Kouz- min; Longman Cheshire, Australia, 1983; pp 329.

Impact of Household Contract System on Women in Rural China

on Women in Rural China Govind Kelkar This paper examines the gender-specific implications of the household contract system in rural China. In particular, it aims to fa) show how the effects of the current economic reforms have been largely negative for women; (b) examine the ideological terms in which the woman question has been discussed in China; and (c) discuss the strong reactions which the official policies of mobilising women for the modernisation programmes have evoked from the Women's Federation of China.

Changing Consciousness of Central American Women

Bobbye Suckle Ortiz Recent years have witnessed an awakening of women's consciousness in Latin America as a whole, and a burgeoning of multiform activities arising out of and responding to, their specific, daily, concrete experiences

Wife-Husband Relations-Differences between Peasant Households and Modern Professional-Class Families in North-Eastern Italy

Differences between Peasant Households and Modern Professional-Class Families in North-Eastern Italy Luisa Accati Levi This article compares and contrasts two patterns typically found in the life histories of two groups of women

Women s Employment and the Household-Some Findings from Calcutta

Some Findings from Calcutta Hilary Standing with the collaboration of Bela Bandyopadhyaya The precise effects of women's participation in waged work on the family-based household have received little detailed attention until recently. This is particularly the case in many Third World urban contexts where female labour force participation rates have been traditionally low until the recent emergence of opportunities for women in 'new' gender-segregated industries, such as electronics assembly, for instance.

Household as a First Stage in a Study of Urban Working-Class Women

of Urban Working-Class Women Alice Thorner Jyoti Ranadive The main purpose of the study on which this paper is based is to explore the lives of working-class women in a major Indian industrial city. We have tried to understand just how girls brought up in the villages and brought abruptly to Bombay at the time of their marriage (sometimes a few years before, more typically a relatively short time after) adapt to urban ways. We have enquired into the ways in which living in the city, in physical conditions quite different from those to which they are accustomed in the countryside, speaking other languages, have influenced their behaviour and their ideas.

Physiognomy and Anatomy of Growing, Decaying and Static Farms in Punjab

Decaying and Static Farms in Punjab H S Shergill What determines the fate of a peasant farm in market competition for land and the struggle for economic survival?

Price-Support versus Fertiliser Subsidy-An Evaluation

An Evaluation Jagrup Singh Sidhu D S Sidhu The relative efficiency and equity of price-support compared to the fertiliser subsidy policy is evaluated applying an analytical framework to Indians rice and wheat economy. The results demonstrate that fertiliser subsidy policy is more beneficial than price-support, and called for reducing the fertiliser price by about 27 per cent to achieve self sufficiency Low price elasticity of output, high price elasticity of fertiliser demand and high production elasticity of fertiliser contributed to the relative superiority of fertiliser subsidy policy over price-support policy. Distributional and inflationary implications indicate that the fertiliser subsidy policy is more egalitarian than the price-support policy and is also anti-inflationary.

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