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Casual Labour <sup>*</sup>

Anindita Mukherjee

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198288329
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198288328.003.0007
 Casual Labour  *

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Discusses the basic features of casual labour in Palanpur. Various aspects of labour contracts are highlighted. The isolation of the labour market is emphasized, and the absence of labour tying and inter‐linkage is noted. A variety of systems of payments are described and seasonal unemployment is studied. The findings from the Palanpur study are compared with those from other village studies in India.

Keywords: casual labour; India; inter‐linked transactions; labour contracts; labour market; labour tying; unemployment

Chapter.  10735 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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