Productive employment opportunities constitute the primary ingredient of economic transformation and inclusive growth. This volume examines India's development experience in the sphere of labour, employment, structural change and institutional challenges in the recent past. The contributors have extended the boundaries of contemporary debate in a variety of ways by undertaking fairly detailed empirical analysis of selected aspects of growth and employment change in India. They uncover the recent patterns of change, between and within sectors over time that challenges popular beliefs and understanding of employment growth in India. Analysis of population ageing, gender discrimination, impact of labour regulation; institutional analysis; dynamics of judicial interpretation of laws protecting workers in the years of economic liberalisation among others have enriched the content. The volume contributes to our knowledge of India's labour market and sheds light on employment challenges in an economy undergoing rapid growth and economic transformation.
K. V. Ramaswamy is Professor of Economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India. His areas of interest are development economics, labour economics and industrial economics.
List of tables and figures; Preface; Part I. Economic Growth and Employment: 1. Introduction and review of issues K. V. Ramaswamy; 2. India's labour market during the 2000s Jayan Jose Thomas; 3. Services-led growth and employment in India Ajit K. Ghose; 4. Growth, structural change and poverty reduction Rana Hasan, Sneha Lamba and Abhijit Sen Gupta; 5. Age structure transition, population ageing and economic growth M. R. Narayana; 6. Labour intensity in Indian manufacturing Deb Kusum Das, Kunal Sen and Pilu Chandra Das; 7. Gender discrimination in manufacturing employment in India, 1999-2009 Bishwanath Goldar and Suresh Chand Aggarwal; Part II. Employment and Labour Law: 8. From rigidity to flexibility Bibhas Saha; 9. Employment protection legislation and threshold effects K. V. Ramaswamy; 10. Who is a worker? Jaivir Singh; 11. Labour jurisprudence of the supreme court Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan; Contributors; Index.