Helps readers understand the process of globalization in South Asia by focusing on labour and employment issues. This book presents a re-examination of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework of labour reforms. It is suitable for those seeking an analysis of labour economics, labour laws, economic growth and globalization in South Asia.
This book contributes to the understanding of the process of globalization in South Asia by focusing on labour and employment issues.Information about labour and employment in South Asia can serve the interests of a wide audience, due to the increasing importance of the region. Most of the chapters are based on primary data collected from the authors' own field surveys. It presents a critical re-examination of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework of ongoing labour reforms.There are numerous labour and employment issues facing South Asia in this era of growth. With critical examination of ongoing labour reforms, and using extensive field surveys, this book will be of interest to all seeking an analysis of labour economics, labour laws, economic growth and globalization in South Asia.
Table of 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.
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 being 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.