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Employment Security for the Unorganised Sector Workers in Karnataka


  • D. Rajasekhar

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

  • Suchitra J. Y.


We examine the extent of employment security faced by different occupational groups within the unorganized sector and analyse the factors influencing the same. Based on a large sample including agricultural, contruction and domestic workers in four districts in Karnataka, we find that the inter and intra-sectoral heterogeneity among these occupational groups have implications for the policies aiming at ensuring their employment security. A one-size-fits-all policy for the entire unorganized sector would be inadequate because it would fail to consider these differences and would not address the sector-specific needs of the workers.

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  • D. Rajasekhar & Suchitra J. Y., 2006. "Employment Security for the Unorganised Sector Workers in Karnataka," Working Papers 169, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:169

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