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State Labour and Development

K.K. Bagchi (Editor) N. Gope (Editor)
Synopsis The book deals with the relationship between the State, labour and development in the contemporary India as of now at the first decade of the 21st century in the era of liberalization, privatization and globalization. It contains as many as 22 articles exploring the theme. The articles are written by 20 committed and dedicated labour economists from India, one from Australia and one from Nepal. The papers deal with both theoretical and empirical issues, general issues as well as specific issues and case studies. The papers include areas like the evolution of labour movement in a global perspective and in the Indian perspectives areas like labour market flexibility, labour laws, wages determination, the problems of migrant labours, social security for both employed and unemployed labour and the old aged, child labour, minimum wages, problems of the unorganized sector labour and agricultural labour and a comparative study of the rise of neo-liberal labour market reforms in India, Indonesia, the united States and Australia during recent decades. It is hoped that the book will be of utility to the researchers and policy makers alike in the field of labour in India in particular and that of developing countries in general.
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About the authors

K.K. Bagchi

Dr. K.K. Bagchi is currently Professor and head at the department of economics, North Bengal University, Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. He has a wide teaching experience ay undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. He is also supervising research works of students at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. His main fields of interest are Agricultural economics, development economics and labour economics. He has till date to his credit 12 research articles published in various national and international journals and two text books at undergraduate level and six books as research publications. He has also presented a number of papers at University, State, national and international level Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.

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N. Gope

Mr. N. Gope is senior lecturer, department of economics, Dinhata College, Dinhata, Dist. Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He has attended several university, State, national and international level Seminars, Workshops and Conferences and presented papers. He has undergone rigorous training on research Methodology in Labour Economics in V.V. Giri National labour Institute, NOIDA, UTTAR Pradesh, India in 2004. His main fields of interest are International economics and labour economics. Till now he has published 3 articles in refereed journals. Recently he has submitted his Ph.D. thesis on informal sector labour in the university of North Bengal under the supervision of Prof. K.K. Bagchi, department of Economics, North Bengal University.

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Bibliographic information

Title State Labour and Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189886363
length viii+456p., Tables; References; Index; 23cm.