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Foreign Direct Investment and Labour: The Case of Indian Manufacturing

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  • Pradhan, Jaya Prakash
  • Abraham, Vinoj
  • Sahoo, Manoj Kumar

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This paper makes an attempt to evaluate the employment and wage effects of FDI in Indian manufacturing. The findings suggest that foreign firms do not have any adverse effects on the manufacturing employment in India as compared to their domestic counterparts while they significantly pay relatively higher to their workers. Therefore this study tends to imply that labour in fact had benefited from foreign investment in India.

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  • Pradhan, Jaya Prakash & Abraham, Vinoj & Sahoo, Manoj Kumar, 2004. "Foreign Direct Investment and Labour: The Case of Indian Manufacturing," MPRA Paper 19023, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19023
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    1. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2005. "Outward Foreign Direct Investment from India: Recent Trends and Patterns," MPRA Paper 12358, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash, 2005. "How Do Trade, Foreign Investment, and Technology Affect Employment Patterns in Organized Indian Manufacturing?," MPRA Paper 19010, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, "undated". "Growth of Indian Multinationals in the World Economy: Implications for Development," Working Papers 0704, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID).

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    Keywords

    FDI; Labour; Wages; Employment;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand

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