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Globalization, Employment and Mobility -The South Asian Experience-  

Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series

South Asia, with more than 1.5 billion people, accounts for more than twenty per cent of the world’s population. Many countries in the region, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, are undergoing dynamic economic and social changes as globalization and liberalization spread. Issues such as labour law reforms, reservation in the private sector, employment in the ready-made garment industry and labour migration, are becoming increasingly important as South Asia adapts to globalisation and growth.
This book investigates the numerous labour and employment issues which face South Asia in this era of growth. Based on critical examination of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework of labour reforms, and on unique and extensive field surveys, the book will be of great interest to all seeking a comprehensive analysis of labour economics, labour laws, economic growth and globalisation in South Asia.


Palgrave Macmillan IDE-JETRO Series Globalization, Employment and Mobility  -The South Asian Experience- ■ Globalization, Employment and Mobility -The South Asian Experience-
■ Edited by Hiroshi Sato and Mayumi Murayama
■ £65.00
■ 319pp.
■ Published in August 2008
■ ISBN978-0-230-53803-0
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Contents

Introduction: Globalisation and Employment in South Asia / H.Sato & M.Murayama

PART I: DISSECTING THE CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE

Job Loss and Job Opportunities of Factory Workers in Ahmedabad: Flexible Labour Rethink / J.Kiso
Female Garment Workers in India and Bangladesh in the Post-MFA Era / M.Murayama
Competitiveness of the Garment Industry in Pakistan with Particular Focus on Piece Rate Workers / M.Makino

PART II: EMPLOYMENT: LAW AND POLICY REFORMS

Economic Liberalisation and Labour Law Reform in India / H.Ota
Labour Law Reform in Sri Lanka: Revision of the Termination of Employment of Workmen Act and its Implications / E.Arai
Social Dimension of Employment Policy in India: Indian Debate on Employment Reservation in the Private Sector / H.Sato

PART III: EMPLOYMENT: ASSESSING THE REGULATORY EFFECTS

Labour Demand in India's Textile and Garment Industries: A Comparative Analysis of Organized and Informal Sectors / T.Sato
Effects of the Minimum Wage Regulations on Employment Level and Efficiency: Evidence from the Readymade Garment Industry in India / Y.Shimane

PART IV: MIGRATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WELL-BEING

Migration and Well-being at the Lower Echelons of the Economy: A Study of Delhi Slums / A.Mitra & Y.Tsujita
The Impact of Labour Migration on Household Well-being: Evidence from Villages in the Punjab, Pakistan / H.Oda