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The Working Poor in India: Employment-Poverty Linkages and Employment Policy Options

Publisher: UNDP

This paper explores the macro and micro-level linkages between employment and poverty and attempts to assess how economic growth impacts poverty and employment. The paper begins by noting that a low level of per capita income is a reflection of low average productivity of the work force that is traceable to a backward technology and deficiency of reproducible tangible capital relative to labour. The paper concludes with a section on employment policy stating that the rapid reduction of poverty and rapid expansion of employment opportunities for productive absorption of the growing labour force remains the core objective of economic policy in India.

Author(s): Krishnamurthy Sundaram | Views(363) | Download (134)

  
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