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Review of Labour

Review of Labour
The textile mill closures in Ahmedabad cost over 1,00,000 jobs, and resulted in the informalisation of a vast majority of the sacked workers. Gujarat can thus be understood as an experiment for...
The impact of voluntary retirement schemes has had wide-ranging impact on the nature of employment, and is changing the quality of workers' lives. One of the effects is the increasing casualisation...
In pre-independent India, dock workers enjoyed little security of employment. Not only was work intermittent, there were no safety provisions while wages varied from contractor to contractor. With...
This paper tries to examine the socio-economic adjustments of families that have undergone decline in living standards within a brief period of time. The main earners in these families were once...
This paper attempts to study the features of the labour process in a transitional situation, on the basis of a field survey in the informal handloom weaving sector in Nadia district. This process...
Labour-intensive growth is often advocated as a means for both poverty reduction (through employment provision) and economic growth (through labour-intensive enterprises). However, the implicit...
The paper provides evidence of the growing informalisation of the labour force in south Asian countries. Two broad components of the informal economy, i e, non-wage and wage employment are...
Though statistics reveal the increase in women's employment in Kerala's 'informal' sector, this employment is more in the nature of casual and irregular, contractual labour. Moreover, though women's...
Since the 1970s, the industrial landscape of the southernmost districts of Gujarat changed drastically and the number of workers and factories along the Vapi-Ahmedabad corridor increased dramatically...
State-sponsored incentive schemes have led to a booming of the informal industrial sector. While concessions have been provided towards concessions on capital investment, the state has not made it...
Among OECD countries, the US has the highest level of inequality and the second highest increase in inequality in recent decades. Given this dubious distinction, it is worth examining the economic...
Bangladesh's successful entry into the world apparel market has been predicated on the deployment of a predominantly female industrial labour force. Bangladesh can be seen as a quintessentially...
A central feature of current policy perspectives about teenage pregnancy and childbearing is the notion of personal responsibility, which emerged out of the most recent congressional discussions to...
The sugar industry in its present co-operative-dominated form is under threat from the forces of privatisation and globalisation. Sugar factory labour, which has forged all-India solidarity, is...

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