IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

On Estimating Home Workers in India


  • Dholakia, Ravindra H.


Although home-working is a phenomenon prevalent in almost all societies, it sometimes takes disturbing form especially in the labour surplus countries of the third world. It is artued that from the viewpoint of social justice, we must be concerned about sucha category of workers who are de jure self-employed workers but de facto employees at the mercy of their employers who only take advantage of the situation and shrug-off all responsibility as employers. In order to assess the magnitude of the problem, some broad measurement of the dimensions is necessary. In the present paper, a conceptual framework is presented to categorize home-workers into various groups and sub-groups having somewhat homogeneous conditions. Finally, first approximations are attempted about the magnitude of workers in different categories and sub-categories of Home-Working based on 1981 Census data.

Suggested Citation

  • Dholakia, Ravindra H., 1986. "On Estimating Home Workers in India," IIMA Working Papers WP1986-04-01_00682, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:wp00682

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:wp00682. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.