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The Impact of International Trade on Manufacturing Employment in India

S.N. Rajesh Raj and Kunal Sen

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the impact of India’s external trade on employment in the post-liberalization era. It arrives at the conclusion that although India’s exports have increased, they have not had ... More


Informal opportunities and social divisions

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter investigates the magnitude of paid informal work and estimates of its scale, which have remained relatively constant since the early 1980s, ranging from 6 percent to 8 percent of GDP, ... More


Introduction

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the less-familiar aspects of informal black women's work during the first three decades of the twentieth century—the labor patterns and economic ... More


Black Women, Urban Labor, and New York’s Informal Economy

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers an overview of black women informal workers both as wage earners and entrepreneurs, positioning their experiences at the center of New York's informal labor market. It highlights ... More


Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Maura Toro-Morn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women in formal labor markets. This book focuses on informal economies such as health care, ... More


Gendered Labor: Experiences of Nepali Women within Pan-Ethnic Informal Labor Markets in Boston and New York

Shobha Hamal Gurung and Bandana Purkayastha

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how contemporary globalization has created gendered labor by drawing on the experiences of Nepali immigrant women within pan-ethnic informal labor markets in Boston and New York ... More


A Toxic Embrace: Migration, Labour, and the Rainbow Nation’s Neoliberal Pact

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198728863
eISBN:
9780191795824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728863.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

South African apartheid stands out in the academic literature as a generic case of the discriminatory political economy of migration in modern capitalism. In this chapter Carl-Ulrik Schierup brings ... More


Disrupted labour markets: Health opportunities for some, health risks for others

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The search for employment is one of the major drivers behind migration. Globalization processes have had profound impacts on the world’s labour markets, creating opportunities for some (through ... More


The “Caddie Question”

Patrick Inglis

in Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

The golf caddies of Bangalore are not employees at the clubs where they work, and yet they must hand over personal identification, sign an attendance register, wear uniforms, attend training ... More


Virtually Speechless

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deploys Diana Taylor’s terms of archive and repertoire to study Jana Natya Manch’s gender plays situating them in the debate between Indian socialism and feminism since the 1970s. ... More


Peasants in a Knowledge Economy

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While real estate speculation differentiated Rajpura’s dispossessed farmers, this chapter shows that knowledge-intensive growth was so exclusionary for almost everyone that it made single-cropped ... More


Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Patrick Inglis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

Despite India’s three decades of economic liberalization, access to quality education, well-paying jobs, and high standards of living align with prior class and caste advantages, leaving many poor ... More


Going Places

Patrick Inglis

in Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

Madhu, a one-time caddy at Eagleton still living in Banandur, is a Dalit, or former Untouchable. Though he never experienced caste bias in the golf club, he regularly encountered such bias in the ... More


Conclusion

Patrick Inglis

in Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

A majority of India’s population is young and growing. They seek good jobs and better opportunities. Yet too many Indians can only find work in precarious and informal conditions without guaranteed ... More


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