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  • Labour & Employment /1 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2014
    Pages: 248
    ISBN 9789332701205
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    India Labour and Employment Report 2014

    Workers in the Era of Globalization

    Institute For Human Development /government Of Nct Of Delhi‚ Indian Society Of Labour Economics (Ed.)

    Principal author : Alakh N. Sharma



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    <p>Rapid economic growth in India over the last quarter century has reduced extreme poverty and modestly improved the quality of life of a large segment of the population. However, large employment deficits remain: most jobs created are of poor quality and low productivity in the informal economy. Further, the gains from growth have been distributed unevenly. Growing inequalities and vulnerabilities have generated widespread insecurity of livelihoods and highlighted weaknesses in prevailing social protection systems.</p> <p><br /> This Report is the first of a series of biennial publications by the Institute for Human Development and the Indian Society of Labour Economics. &nbsp;It provides an overview of the labour market and employment outcomes that the Indian economy has delivered as it globalized. It concludes that structural changes are slow and difficult, and the potential for equitable growth remains unrealized, hampered by policy inertia, resistance from social and economic interests and rigidities of existing systems and perspectives. The Report assesses the gains and losses for labour in the first round of globalization. It reveals many markers of progress as well as deep challenges. Effective, responsive, fair and comprehensive labour and employment policy is vital for sustainable and inclusive development. That is the central message of this Report.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /2 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2012
    Pages: 126
    ISBN 9788171889631

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    World of Work Report 2012

    Better jobs for a better economy

    I Lo‚ Ii Ls


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    <p>This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of recent labour market and social trends, assesses risks of social unrest and presents employment projections for the next five years. The report emphasises that while employment has begun to recover slowly, job quality is deteriorating and there is a growing sense of unfairness. Moreover, given the pressure on governments to rein in expenditure, policy efforts have focused on structural reforms to boost employment creation. However, if policy instruments are not carefully designed, they could exacerbate the employment situation and aggravate further equity concerns, with potentially long-lasting adverse consequences for both the economy and society.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The following questions are addressed:</p> <p>• To what extent has the slow recovery aggravated social conditions, including falling incomes, deepening poverty and worsening inequality?<br /> • Have countries gone too far, too fast with fiscal consolidation? How should they support recovery while meeting fiscal goals in the medium term?<br /> • What can be expected from recent labour market reforms?<br /> • How can investment be boosted so as to ensure a long-lasting recovery in both the economy and jobs?<br /> • What have been the barriers to implementing a more job-centred and equity-enhancing policy approach? Why has the business-as-usual scenario maintained its centrality despite the increasing risk of social unrest?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This report calls for a carefully designed policy approach that takes into consideration the urgent need to create quality jobs while at the same time laying the ground for a more productive, fairer economy and labour market.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and, thereby, to contribute to universal and lasting peace. Its tripartite structure is unique among agencies affiliated to the United Nations; the ILO's Governing Body includes representatives of governments, and of employers' and workers' organizations. These three constituencies are active participants in regional and other meetings sponsored by the ILO, as well as in the International Labour Conference a world forum that meets annually to discuss social and labour questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the years the ILO has issued for adoption by member States a widely respected code of international labour Conventions and Recommendations on freedom of association, employment, social policy, conditions of work, social security, industrial relations and labour administration, and child labour, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ILO provides expert advice and technical assistance to member States through a network of offices and multidisciplinary teams in over 40 countries. This assistance takes the form of labour rights and industrial relations counselling, employment promotion, training in small business development, project management, advice on social security, workplace safety and working conditions, the compiling and dissemination of labour statistics, and workers' education.</p>


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  • Labour & Employment /3 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 230
    ISBN 817188539X
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    Labour Market Regulation and Deregulation in Asia

    Experiencea In Recent Decades

    Caroline Brassard‚ Sarthi Acharya


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    <p>This edited volume successfully highlights the nature of labour market regulation and deregulation process that some Asian countries have experienced in recent decades. The understanding that emerges would help develop an interface of growth/development and its sustainability with welfare-distribution of gains. Based on individual country experiences, the book suggests ways to put in place, labour market regulations to foster fairer labour practices in certain countries in Asia.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /4 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2010
    Pages: 220
    ISBN 9788171888191
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    Trade Liberalisation, Manufacturing Growth and Employment in Bangladesh

    Mustafizur Rahman‚ Wasel Bin Shadat‚ Selim Raihan


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    <p>The present volume makes an important contribution to the rich literature on impact of trade reforms on growth and employment by undertaking an indepth investigation into relevant issues in the context of the developing economy of Bangladesh. The study tracks and investigates the various phases of trade reforms pursued by Bangladesh over the past years. By applying appropriate analytical and estimation techniques, the study captures how and to what extent trade reforms have impacted on growth of manufacturing sector of the country during the various stages of the reforms and how employment scenarios have changed in labour-intensive and export-oriented sectors of the country over the corresponding periods as a consequence of the reforms.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book argues that further trade reforms should be guided by concerns of employment creation and should be tailored to the demands of accelerated industrial growth as Bangladesh enters into a heightened pace of global integration of her economy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /5 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2012
    Pages: 120
    ISBN 9788171889501

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    Global Employment Trends 2012

    Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    I Lo


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    <p>The annual Global Employment Trends assesses economic and social developments in global and regional labour markets. Based on the most recently available data and taking into account the macroeconomic context, the report sheds light on employment and unemployment dynamics, providing estimates and short-term projections of employment by sector, vulnerable employment, labour productivity and the working poor, as well as offering analysis of country-level issues and emerging labour market trends. Building on the ILO's Key Indicators of the Labour Market, the report also includes a consistent set of tables with regional and global estimates and projections of these labour market indicators.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis reveals a global labour market in severe distress, with one out of three people in the labour market currently either unemployed or poor. The report calls for decisive, coordinated action to reduce the uncertainties that are holding back private investment and to restart the engine of global job creation.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and, thereby, to contribute to universal and lasting peace. Its tripartite structure is unique among agencies affiliated to the United Nations; the ILO's Governing Body includes representatives of governments, and of employers' and workers' organizations. These three constituencies are active participants in regional and other meetings sponsored by the ILO, as well as in the International Labour Conference a world forum that meets annually to discuss social and labour questions.<br /> Over the years the ILO has issued for adoption by member States a widely respected code of international labour Conventions and Recommendations on freedom of association, employment, social policy, conditions of work, social security, industrial relations and labour administration, and child labour, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ILO provides expert advice and technical assistance to member States through a network of offices and multidisciplinary teams in over 40 countries. This assistance takes the form of labour rights and industrial relations counselling, employment promotion, training in small business development, project management, advice on social security, workplace safety and working conditions, the compiling and dissemination of labour statistics, and workers' education.</p>


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  • Labour & Employment /6 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2004
    Pages: 238
    ISBN 8171884113
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    Small-Scale Industry in India Large Scale Exit Problems

    Bibek Debroy‚ Laveesh Bhandari


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    <p>“This book is an outcome of a study on bankruptcy of small businesses in India.... The process of conducting the study brought forth revealing facts on the functionality of small businesses, their problems and possible solutions. Small businesses are treated as those productive activities whose stakeholders cannot access the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR), post-failure. The central idea being post-bankruptcy problems faced by the entrepreneur. To this work, insights from other published work on small-scale industries (SSIs) have been studied and added to provide the reader with a holistic view about the small-scale entrepreneur and the problem of bankruptcy.”</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /7 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2006
    Pages: 141
    ISBN 8171885225

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    Unlocking the Human Potential for Public Sector Performance

    World Public Sector Report 2005

    United Nations


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    <p>The conditions of globalization, including economic integration, fiscal discipline, introduction of information communications technologies and democratic governance, have increasingly forced states to redefine their role in public management and to reform the public administration system. However, there is growing realization amongst decision makers that policy and institutional reform per se will not be sufficient to revitalize the public sector. Major strengthening of the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and leadership abilities of human capital is also needed to transform the public sector, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This year's Report is expected to contribute to global and national debates on this important topic.</p>


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  • Labour & Employment /8 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2005
    Pages: 417
    ISBN 8171884415
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    Reforming The Labour Market

    Bibek Debroy‚ P.D. Kaushik (Eds.)


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    <p>Reforms are perpetually debated. If there are two areas of reform, which figure prominently in the liberalisation discourse, with strong views on both sides, those are privatisation (or disinvestments) of public sector enterprises and labour market reforms. The argument is that organised labour markets are unnecessarily rigid and thereby, artificially drive up capital intensity and make it difficult for India to exploit the comparative advantage in labour.&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> This volume is about labour markets, but there are also papers in it about the unorganised labour market, accounting for 92% of the labour force. Within the organised segment, flexibility in labour markets is usually interpreted as changes in the Industrial Disputes Act, requiring what is sometimes called, an automatic hire and fire policy. That labour market reform is much more than this narrow interpretation, comes out clearly from this collection of papers. As such, this volume should be of interest to all those interested in policy formulation in India, and researchers and students.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /9 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2008
    Pages: 218
    ISBN 9788171886876


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    From Conflict to Cooperation

    Labour Market Reforms that can work in Nepal

    Robert Kyloh


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    <p>This book reviews the history of labour relations in Nepal and considers criticisms of the existing industrial relations system. It reports on the re-emergence of the militant Maoist trade union and the recent upsurge in strikes and demonstrations in Nepal. A reduction in workplace tension is needed to cement in place the recent peace agreement, facilitate political stability and promote economic growth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Focusing on broad economic developments since 1990, it sheds light on how labour legislation and labour institutions have influenced investment, growth and jobs over the long term. The views of those most directly affected by the labour legislation, institutions and attitudes that govern industrial relations in Nepal have been collected through surveys and interviews with managing directors and entrepreneurs, trade union leaders and hundreds of ordinary workers from a range of locations, industries and occupations. These views have heavily influenced the conclusions presented in this volume.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The International Labour Organization :&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and, thereby, to contribute to universal and lasting peace. Its tripartite structure is unique among agencies affiliated to the United Nations; the ILO's Governing Body includes representatives of governments, and of employers' and workers' organizations. These three constituencies are active participants in regional and other meetings sponsored by the ILO, as well as in the International Labour Conference a world forum that meets annually to discuss social and labour questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the years the ILO has issued for adoption by member States a widely respected code of international labour Conventions and Recommendations on freedom of association, employment, social policy, conditions of work, social security, industrial relations and labour administration, and child labour, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ILO provides expert advice and technical assistance to member States through a network of offices and multidisciplinary teams in over 40 countries. This assistance takes the form of labour rights and industrial relations counselling, employment promotion, training in small business development, project management, advice on social security, workplace safety and working conditions, the compiling and dissemination of labour statistics, and workers' education.</p>


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  • Labour & Employment /10 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 129 + 11
    ISBN 8171884989

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    Corporate Success Through People

    Making International Labour Standards Work For You

    Nikolai Rogovsky‚ Emily Sims


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    <p>In today’s global economy, corporate managers are in the front line when it comes to transforming management principles from an abstract vision into reality. International labour standards (ILS) can be effective and powerful tools around which managers can build their corporate policies and practices. ILS embody the principle that workers are an asset in which to invest, rather than a cost to be borne, and this book presents convincing evidence that the practical implementation of these standards can help a company develop its competitive edge by putting people first.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book presents numerous case studies from both large and small companies all over the world, where the adoption of ILS has transformed working practices. It provides concrete examples of how implementing ILS on issues such as recruiting and hiring, employee involvement and labour relations, and health and safety, has helped organizations to create a healthy and positive working environment while at the same time reducing labour costs and increasing productivity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dealing with such contemporary contexts as the global economy, online recruiting, an ageing workforce, and HIV/AIDS in the workplace, this is a timely and important resource for managers who want to know how to treat their employees with dignity without compromising the bottom line. It shows how implementing ILS in any company is not only a wise code of conduct, but makes sound business sense as well.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Is there a trade-off between treating employees well and succeeding in business ? Many employers assume that treating employees well means higher labour costs and lower profits. But a number of companies have found that they can do well by their employees and also succeed in business. The aim of this book is to explain how.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /11 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 748
    ISBN 8171885446


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    The Global Evolution of Industrial Relations

    Events, Ideas and the IIRA

    Bruce E. Kaufman


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    <p>Essential reading for all those concerned with the history and practice of industrial relations, this landmark volume chronicles the evolution of the field to date. It focuses on the largely untold story of how the globalization of industrial relations took hold, and explores in depth the pivotal events, ideas and people behind it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <strong>Key &nbsp;Feature :</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Provides the only comprehensive, up-to-date account of the evolution of the industrial relations field<br /> Outlines the four pillars that led to the internationalization of industrial relations after World War II<br /> Includes substantive background on the roots of industrial relations in the Anglo-Saxon countries, including the role of the IIRA<br /> Traces the development of modern industrial relations in continental Europe, Japan, Republic of Korea, India, Africa and Latin America<br /> Discusses the future prospects for the field of industrial relations</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /12 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 133
    ISBN 8171884970

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    Fundamental Rights at Work and International Labour Standards

    International Labour Standards Electronic Library (CD-ROM)

    I Lo


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    <p>Labour standards have long been upheld by the ILO as an essential pillar of development and peace at the national and international levels. Respect for fundamental rights at work is at the core of the ILO's decent work strategy. This important new book offers valuable insight on the content and application of the ILO's fundamental international labour standards and related standards.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>These fundamental standards — on freedom of association collective bargaining, the abolition of forced and compulsory labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and the protection of of children and young people — form the basis of the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Princi-ples and Rights at Work and its Follow-up, 1998.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book offers a detailed description of the relevant Conventions and their principles, along with specific problems encountered in their application at national level. Together, the information in this volume provides a thoughtful overview which can provide the basis for an ever more practical and fuller application of fundamental human rights worldwide. A crucial resource for labour authorities, lawyers, practitioners, and employers' and workers' organization.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /13 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 290
    ISBN 9788171887019

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    The Global Employment Challenge

    Ajit K. Ghose‚ Nomann Majid‚ Christoph Ernst


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    <p>The world faces a huge challenge of creating productive jobs for its expanding labour force. Unlike the challenge of sustaining global economic growth or that of correcting global trade imbalances, this global employment challenge is barely recognized and its nature and magnitude are certainly not well understood. Indeed, there is a widespread (though rarely stated) belief that even in an era of globalization employment remains a national concern, so that there can be no such thing as a global employment challenge. Yet the employment challenge today is global in several important respects. Inadequate availability of productive jobs is now a worldwide phenomenon. Global forces – cross-border flows of trade, capital and labour – have significant con - sequences for employment in individual countries. Also, international policies are now as important as national policies for expanding opportunities for productive employment in less developed countries, which is where most of the world’s workers live and where almost all of the world’s new workers will live.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This study is about the nature and magnitude of the global employment challenge and about ways of meeting that challenge. It seeks to provide (i) an assessment of the current state of employment in the world, (ii) a review of the developments since 1990, (iii) an analysis of the interactions among structural factors, global forces and national policies that explain those developments, and (iv) a perspective on the policy responses required from the international community and national governments.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The International Labour Organization :&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and, thereby, to contribute to universal and lasting peace. Its tripartite structure is unique among agencies affiliated to the United Nations; the ILO's Governing Body includes representatives of governments, and of employers' and workers' organizations. These three constituencies are active participants in regional and other meetings sponsored by the ILO, as well as in the International Labour Conference a world forum that meets annually to discuss social and labour questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the years the ILO has issued for adoption by member States a widely respected code of international labour Conventions and Recommendations on freedom of association, employment, social policy, conditions of work, social security, industrial relations and labour administration, and child labour, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ILO provides expert advice and technical assistance to member States through a network of offices and multidisciplinary teams in over 40 countries. This assistance takes the form of labour rights and industrial relations counselling, employment promotion, training in small business development, project management, advice on social security, workplace safety and working conditions, the compiling and dissemination of labour statistics, and workers' education.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /14 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2002
    Pages: 344
    ISBN 817188282x
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    Reports of the National Commission on Labour 2002-1991-1967

    Hard Back Book + CD ROM

    Economica India


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    <p>Report of the National Commission on Labour : 2002<br /> (The Complete Report) &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Report of the National Commission on Labour : 1967<br /> (Main Conclusions and Recommendations)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Report of the National Commission on Rural Labour : 1991&nbsp;<br /> (Main Conclusions and Recommendations)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This publication brings together three important reports of India's National Commissions on Labour appointed from time to time. The latest report, 2002, just released, is a subject of great discussion and debate. For the benefit of those interested in the subject, we have brought together alongwith the report of the National Commission on Labour 2002, the report of the National Commission on Labour 1967. The second report of National Commission on Labour(2002) came after 35 years of the first report. In 1991 we had a Report of National Commission on Rural Labour. The Conclusions and Recommendation of this report have also been included to make this publication an all comprehensive one. The voluminous material has been put on CD-ROM while summaries, Recommendation and Conclusions of all the three reports are put together in this volume.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /15 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 292
    ISBN 9788171886340
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    Privatisation and Labour Restructuring

    Gopal Ganesh


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    <p>Privatisation of State owned enterprises has raised a lot of passion, heat and dust around the world, especially after the huge successes this policy had in the United Kingdom and Germany, Latin American countries, Asia and Africa. But very soon, it came to be recognised that privatisation did create many problems, such as lack of transparency, pseudo capitalism and many other associated evils. The welfare aspects of privatisation also tended to be given inadequate attention in the privatisation process.</p> <p><br /> In the rush to privatise, many countries ignored the welfare role of the State. In particular, the negative aspects of privatisation relating to labour came to be recognised and initiatives began to be taken to lessen these negative social aspects. These were, however, not adequate and resulted in impoverishment and considerable hardship to labour and led to questions on the wisdom of pursuing privatisation policies.</p> <p><br /> In this book, the author examines the privatisation processes in Sri Lanka and India and the implications that it has for various sections of society. The book also examines the measures that need to be adopted to minimise the negative societal implications of labour restructuring on account of privatisation, in the light of international experience.</p> <p><br /> This book is the first detailed analysis of the subject of societal implications of labour restructuring in Asia and will serve as a useful reference book for researchers and scholars of privatisation, besides policy makers and practitioners.</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /16 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2002
    Pages: 532
    ISBN 8171882676
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    Labour and Employment

    Reports of Planning Commission, Taskforce, Steering Committee, Special Group on Labour and Employment

    Raj Kapila‚ Uma Kapila


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    <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>Report of the Taskforce on Employment Opportunities (Chairman: Montek S. Ahluwalia) &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>Report of the Steering Committee on Labour and Employment for the 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007)</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>Report of the Special Group on Targeting 10 Million Employment Opportunities per Year (Chairman S.P. Gupta)</strong></p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2006
    Pages: 276
    ISBN 8171884628
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    Globalisation, Economic Reforms and Employment Strategy in India

    S P Gupta


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    <p>Here's one of the latest books on employment strategy written by a leading authority on the subject. In the words of the author who was the chairman of the special group that prepared the much discussed report on 'targeting 10 million employment opportunities per year', prepared by the Planning Commission, Govt. of India (May 2002) "this book attempts to monitor the implementation of this report's employment approach in the field and accordingly assess the effectiveness of this recommended approach and its limitations." Incidentally, readers can find the Executive Summary of the report appended in the book.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The author notes "since the release of the 2002 report, there have been vast and rapid changes in the world scenario and, as a result, changes in the socio-economic fabric of India. It is increasingly realised that in isolation, in this growing and integrated world, it would not be possible to formulate or develop any effective employment strategy. Indeed, all these new scenarios demand radical changes in the mindsets of policymakers and other development agents and accordingly the priorities and sequencing of India's employment policies....</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"It has also been found that the present technological trend originating in many developed countries, appropriate to their 'factor endowment' with an abundance of capital and a scarcity of labour, are proving a misfit in most less developed economies. In this attempt, most of the labour surplus economies are facing a near jobless growth, primarily by using the imported technologies especially in all their 'globally integrated' production units.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Furthermore, the texture of the labour force in the developing world is fast changing, with increasing youths in the labour force, particularly in educated segments. Around 80 percent of those youths who are currently unemployed are well-educated, and that number is increasing fast. This new scenario is becoming politically unsustainable since the educated youths mostly come from the rising middle class, with its inherent political and social clout.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Job opportunities in the global market are lagging behind its expectations and potentials because of the growing, vested interests arising from political and commercial power games, communal and ethnic consideration and national interests. There is a strong view that..." The book warns...</p>

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  • Labour & Employment /18 of 24
    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2008
    Pages: 394
    ISBN 99788171886787
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    Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

    National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India

    Arjun K. Sengupta


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    <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> This Report is focused on the informal or the unorganised sector of the economy, which accounts for an overwhelming proportion of the poor and&nbsp;</p> <p>vulnerable population in an otherwise shining India. It concentrates on a detailed analysis of the conditions of work and lives of the unorganised workers&nbsp;</p> <p>consisting of about 92 per cent of the total workforce of about 457 million.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the major highlights of this Report is the quantification of unorganised or informal workers, defined as those who do not have employment&nbsp;</p> <p>security, work security and social security. These workers are engaged not only in the unorganised sector but in the organised sector as well. The picture&nbsp;</p> <p>that the Report presents is based on the latest available set of data from the Sixty-first Round of the National Sample Survey in 2004-05. This has been&nbsp;</p> <p>supplemented with data from other sources.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Report, the Commission notes that the situation calls for immediate steps to ensure minimum conditions of work for the unorganised workers as&nbsp;</p> <p>well as measures for their livelihood promotion. The Commission has, therefore, proposed two comprehensive Bills for unorganised agricultural and&nbsp;</p> <p>non-agricultural workers. It has, further, proposed a number of measures to improve the livelihood of unorganised sector workers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On the basis of its detailed assessment, the Commission has recommended a 13 Point Action Programme. The Commission believes that these measures&nbsp;</p> <p>are within the administrative and fiscal capacity of the Government, and if implemented within a short period of time, will have a significant impact on&nbsp;</p> <p>the lives of the working poor.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> This publication also includes a CD-ROM comprising three earlier reports of the commission for Unorganised Sector, namely :<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>1. Social Security for Unorganised Workers .</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> 2. National Policy on Urban Street Vendors .</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> 3. Comprehensive Legislation for Minimum Conditions of Work and Social Security for the Unorganised Workers .&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2009
    Pages: 422
    ISBN 9788171887774
    US$99.95

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    The Challenge of Employment in India

    An INnformal Economy Perspective

    Arjun K. Sengupta

    Set of Two Volumes



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    <p>This is the final report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, which was set up by the Government of India on 20th September 2004 under the chairmanship of Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta to "review the status of unorganized/informal sector in India including the nature of enterprises, their size, spread and scope, and magnitude of employment." This was the first step taken towards fulfilling the commitment of the new UPA government to ensure "the welfare and well-being of all workers, particularly those in the unorganised sector, who constitute more than 93% of our workforce" (likely to be around 502 million by 2012 as the Commission estimates).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During the four and a half year of its existence, the Commission examined in detail all the literature and statistical evidence that exists on this sector, held numerous consultations with different stakeholders, such as government officials and policy makers at the Centre and in the States, trade unions and associations of workers representatives, civil society organisations, academics and experts. This final report on 'The Challenge of Employment in India: An Informal Economy Perspective' is now presented as an overarching report based on all the earlier work of the Commission, to provide a perspective and strategy for expanding employment in India. The report takes an aggregative perspective of what the Commission calls the central problem of the challenge of employment namely, deficit in its quantity and quality. The comprehensive report also examines the issue of labour market reforms in India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The most important conclusion that follows from the findings of the Commission is that all efforts to improve the quantity and quality of employment in the unorganised sector would require a new approach to economic planning in India. The report offers numerous suggestions and concrete recommendations towards attaining the objective of 'maximizing employment' and ensuring inclusive growth.</p>


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    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2008
    Pages: 120
    ISBN 9788171887453

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    Global Wage Report 2008 / 09

    Minimum wages and collective bargaining Towards policy coherence

    I Lo


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    <p>The first in a new series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments, this volume reviews major trends in the level and distribution of wages around the world since 1995. It considers the effects of economic growth and globalization on wage trends, looking closely at the role of minimum wages and collective bargaining, and suggests ways to improve wage levels and to enable more equal distribution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wages are a major component of decent work, yet there is a serious knowledge gap in this increasingly important area which this report begins to address. Part one summarizes the main trends in average wages and distribution of wages, providing a statistical analysis of the links between wages and economic growth, along with wage forecasts for 2008 and 2009. Part two examines the relationship between minimum wage policies and collective bargaining, highlighting the effects of institutions on wage outcomes and the importance of coherent policy articulation. Part three concludes with concrete policy recommendations and identifies key issues for further research. The report includes full technical and statistical annexes.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 to promote social justice and, thereby, to contribute to universal and lasting peace. Its tripartite structure is unique among agencies affiliated to the United Nations; the ILO's Governing Body includes representatives of governments, and of employers' and workers' organizations. These three constituencies are active participants in regional and other meetings sponsored by the ILO, as well as in the International Labour Conference a world forum that meets annually to discuss social and labour questions.</p> <p><br /> Over the years the ILO has issued for adoption by member States a widely respected code of international labour Conventions and Recommendations on freedom of association, employment, social policy, conditions of work, social security, industrial relations and labour administration, and child labour, among others.</p> <p><br /> The ILO provides expert advice and technical assistance to member States through a network of offices and multidisciplinary teams in over 40 countries. This assistance takes the form of labour rights and industrial relations counselling, employment promotion, training in small business development, project management, advice on social security, workplace safety and working conditions, the compiling and dissemination of labour statistics, and workers' education.</p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Paperback • 2010
    Pages: 174
    ISBN 9789221233343

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    Trade and Employment in the Global Crisis

    Marion Jansen‚ Erik Von Uexkull


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    <p>Based on the findings of ILO-sponsored studies of employment impacts in Brazil, Egypt, India, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda and Ukraine during the global crisis, this book analyses how cross-border trade has acted as a transmission channel, spreading the crisis to developing and emerging economies. Key topics covered include the role of export concentration in increasing labour markets’ vulnerability to trade shocks, the effects of global price volatility on household and company investment decisions, the impact of the global slowdown on workers’ and governments’ bargaining power and the impact of negative trade shocks on gender inequality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book reviews the suitability of the different policy instruments that countries have applied during the crisis. The authors conclude that in countries where effective policy instruments were in place before the crisis, these acted as an automatic buffer that could be easily scaled up.</p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Hard-Cover • 2010
    Pages: 426
    ISBN 9788171888207
    US$69.95

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    Improving Policy Coherence in South Asia

    Manas Bhattacharya (Ed.)


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    <p>Jobless growth is a major concern in today’s world. Over and above, employment becomes the first casualty of financial crises that seem to occur almost in a periodic manner. How well the countries have mainstreamed employment in their macro strategies? How coherent are the macro policies that countries follow from the perspective of centrality of Decent Work in the context of investment and growth?</p> <p><br /> The volume scans the macro-economic settings of the seven countries of South Asian subregion that include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and explores how well the macro economic strategies pursued by these countries cohere with the Decent Work objectives.<br /> The papers contributed by various authors in this volume present elaborate research based empirical information and analyses for the readers, researchers, policy makers and multilateral institutions.</p> <p><br /> The analytical import in this volume also provides a perspective on globalization. Are these countries reaping the benefits of this process? Is globalization helping in achieving the Decent Work goals? The book raises many issues and opens up wide areas of debate.</p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2016
    Pages: 136
    ISBN 9789332703575
    US$49.95

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    Patterns of Inequality in the Indian Labour Market 1983-2012

    Vidhya Soundararajan‚ Gerry Rodgers


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    <p>This book is a systematic analysis of inequality in India and how it has been changing since the 1980s. It is focused on the labour market, and in particular on wage inequality, and also examines inequality in household expenditure.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The book looks into the structure and segmentation of the labour market, both in terms of the nature of employment (casual and regular work) and in terms of some of the key divides: gender, caste and community, region and education. All of these factors are examined using National Sample Survey data, exploring the role of each in the overall pattern of inequality, and how their significance has been changing over time. A multivariate analysis brings these different factors together and assesses their relative importance. The monograph also considers the&nbsp;relationships between different&nbsp;aspects of inequality, comparing&nbsp;inequality of wages, income and expenditure, and discusses the changing share of labour income in value added. A final section examines the role played by occupational patterns and changes in the overall structure of labour market inequality.</p>

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    Labour & Employment

    Hard-cover • 2017
    Pages: 722
    ISBN 9789332703810
    US$89.95

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    Labour and Development

    Essays in Honour of Prof. T.S. Papola

    K.P. Kannan‚ Rajendra P. Mamgain‚ Preet Rustagi (Eds.)


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    <p>This edited volume brings together current debates and policy concerns through the collection of papers on labour and development ranging from issues of informality, small scale sector; economic reforms; wages and earnings; caste and discrimination; gender and work; sectoral and regional dimensions; to labour institutions, regulation and collective bargaining. The contributors to this volume are well-known scholars who have provided latest information and critical analyses on these vast range of issues as a tribute to Professor Papola for his lifetime research work and rich contributions to the study of labour in the process of economic development. All those readers interested in social and economic issues relating to labour, employment and development will find much of value in this volume organised in eight sections:</p> <p>&nbsp;I. ECONOMIC REFORMS,&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;LABOUR AND DEVELOPMENT</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;II. INFORMALITY AND SMALL SCALE SECTOR&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;III. WAGES AND EARNINGS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;IV. CASTE AND DISCRIMINATION IN LABOUR MARKET</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;V. GENDER, WORK AND EMPLOYMENT</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;VI. SECTORAL AND REGIONAL DIMENSIONS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;VII. LABOUR INSTITUTIONS, REGULATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;VIII. REMEMBERING&nbsp;PROFESSOR T.S. PAPOLA<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (30 AUG 1941 – 23 NOV 2015)</p>

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