Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India

1st Edition

K J Joseph, P K Viswanathan

Routledge India
Published May 17, 2016
Reference - 278 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138658820 - CAT# Y229570

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Summary

This book provides a detailed examination of the impact of globalisation on plantation labour, dominated by women labour, in India. The studies presented here highlight the perpetuation of low wages, inferior social status and low human development of workers in this sector and point out the movement of labour away from this sector and the resultant labour shortage. It also highlights the perils involved in doing away with the Plantation Labour Act 1951 and provides a plausible way forward for improving the conditions of plantation workers.

Rich in empirical analysis, this volume will prove essential for scholars and researchers of labour economics, development studies, gender studies and sociology.

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