ISBN 9780761935452,Employment and Unemployment in India : Emerging Tendencies During the Post-Reform Period

Employment and Unemployment in India : Emerging Tendencies During the Post-Reform Period


E T Mathew


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780761935452

ISBN-10 0761935452


Number of Pages 172 Pages
Language (English)


This book critically examines the emerging trends in employment and unemployment in the Indian Economy during the post-reform era. Using the latest round of NSS data, the author studies the impact of these structural economic reforms on: ? Employment generation, with reference to different and competing sectors?rural / urban; agricultural / non-agricultural; organised / unorganised. ? Unemployment and underemployment, in terms of the apprehension that economic reforms lead to loss of employment. ?Casualisation of employment? that is, a belief that reforms lead to increase in the proportion of casual labour. ? Information of employment ?Feminisation of employment. Unique in the fact that there is no comparable work on the topic, this book provides an excellent organisation of the material and a lucid presentation of the discussion and will be of enormous interest to economists, social scientists, policy makers, scholars and students. Table of Contents Preface Introduction Trends in Employment Unemployment and Underemployment Casualisation Feminisation of Labour Force Informalisation of Employment Emerging Opportunities for Employment: The Case of IT and IT-enabled Services with Special Reference to Business Process Outsourcing Summary and Conclusions Referenes Index