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Globalisation, Employment and Mobility
The South Asian Experience
 
 
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24 Jul 2008
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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.


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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.


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


Authors

HIROSHI SATO is Former Director of the Area Studies Department at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan (IDE-JETRO). Earlier works include Uneasy Federation: The Political Economy of Central Budgetary Transfers in South Asia and 'Social Security and Well-being in a Low-income Economy: An Appraisal of the Kerala Experience' in The Developing Economies.

MAYUMI MURAYAMA is Director of the South Asian Studies Group, Area Studies Centre, at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan (IDE-JETRO). She has written extensively on development issues concerning Bangladesh, where she spent six years in various capacities including as a student at Dhaka University and a research expert at the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka. Her recent interest in female factory workers has expanded to cover other countries including Japan. She is currently concerned about the issues of informalization of employment in both South Asia and Japan, and is interested in finding common ground for women in the different countries to work together to resist the trend.