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Author Mazumdar, Dipak, 1932- author.

Title Globalization, labor markets and inequality in India / Dipak Mazumdar and Sandip Sarkar.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge ; Ottawa, ON : International Development Research Centre, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Routledge studies in the growth economies of Asia (2005) ; 79
Routledge studies in the growth economies of Asia (2005) ; 79.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-351) and index.
Contents Introduction. An Overview of globalization, reforms and macro-economic developments in India -- Part 1 : Trends in poverty, inequality, employment and earnings; 2. Poverty, growth and inequality in the pre- and post-reform periods and the patterns of urbanization in India : an analysis for all-India and the major states. 3. Trends in employment and earnings 1983-2000. 4. Accounting for the decline in labor supply in the nineties -- Part 2 : Regional Dimensions. 5. Some implications of regional differences in labor market outcomes in India / Ahmad Ahsan and Carmen Pages. 6. Trend in regional disparities in poverty incidence : an analysis based on NSS regions -- Part 3 : Employment and earnings in the major sectors. 7. Agricultural productivity, off-farm employment and rural poverty : the problem of labor absorption in agriculture. 8. Employment elasticity in organized manufacturing in India. 9. Dualism in Indian manufacturing : causes and consequences. 10. Growth of employment and earnings in the tertiary sector -- Part 4 : Labor Market Institutions. 11. Legislation, enforcement and adjudication in Indian labor markets: origins, consequences and the way forward / Ahmad Ahsan Carmen Pages and Tirthankar Roy. 12. Strengthening employment and social security for unorganized-sector workers in India / Philip O'Keefe and Robert Palacios -- Part V. Epilogue and conclusions.
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Summary "India started on a program of reforms, both in its external and internal aspects, sometime in the mid-eighties and going on into the nineties. While the increased exposure to world markets ('globalization') and relaxation of domestic controls has undoubtedly given a spurt to the GDP growth rate, its impact on poverty, inequality and employment have been controversial."
"This book examines in detail these aspects of post-reform India and discerns the changes and trends which these new developments have created. Providing an original analysis of unit-level data available from the quinquennial National Sample Surveys, the Annual Surveys of Industries and other basic data sources, the authors analyze and compare the results with other pieces of work in the literature. As well as describing the overall situation for India, the book highlights regional differences, and looks at the major industrial sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and tertiary/services. The important topic of labor market institutions - both for the formal or organized and the unorganized sectors - is considered and the possible adverse effect on employment growth of the regulatory labor framework is examined carefully.
Since any reform of this framework must go hand in hand with better state intervention in the informal sector to have any chance of acceptance politically, some of the major initiatives in this area are critically explored." "Overall, this book will be of great interest to development economists, labor economists and specialists in South Asian Studies."--Prelim.
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Language English.
Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects -- India.
Labor market -- India.
Equality -- India.
India -- Economic conditions.
India -- Foreign economic relations.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Globalization -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00943533
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
Labor market. (OCoLC)fst00990036
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Added Author Sarkar, Sandip, 1961- author.
Other Form: Print version: Mazumdar, Dipak, 1932- Globalization, labor markets and inequality in India. London ; New York : Routledge ; Ottawa, ON : International Development Research Centre, 2008 9780415436113 (DLC) 2007023920 (OCoLC)144330588
ISBN 9781552503737 (e-book)
1552503739 (e-book)
9780415436113 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
0415436117 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
Music No. 422175 CaOOCEL
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