How Do Trade, Foreign Investment, and Technology Affect Employment Patterns in Organized Indian Manufacturing?
AbstractThe present study investigates into the impact of trade, foreign investment, and technology on three different employment patterns in India’s organized manufacturing sector. These employment patterns cover three disadvantage categories of workers viz., women vis-à-vis men workers, contract vis-à-vis regular workers and unskilled vis-à-vis skilled workers. A conceptual and empirical framework has been developed linking these employment patterns to trade, foreign investment, and technology, and tested for a sample of Indian industries. The research suggests that trade has been employment promoting for women and unskilled workers while it has remain neutral between contract and regular workers. The impact of foreign investment has been observed to be negative for contract and unskilled workers. The overall impact of technology encompassing in-house R&D, foreign technology imports, and capital-intensity has been mostly negative for women and unskilled workers but positive for contract workers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19010.
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Publication status: Published in Indian Journal of Labour Economics 2.49(2006): pp. 249-272
Employment Patterns; Trade; Foreign Investment; Technology;
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- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
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