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Nature and Extent of Industrial Employment of Migrant Labourers in Punjab

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Jasdeep Singh Toor and Ketanpreet Kaur

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 2
First page : ( 295) Last page : ( 301) 
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00133.6

Nature and Extent of Industrial Employment of Migrant Labourers in Punjab

Toor Jasdeep Singh1, Kaur Ketanpreet2,*

1Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

2Ph. D. Scholar, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

*Corresponding author’s Email: jasdeeptoor22@gmail.com

JEL Codes A13, C40, C83, J31, J70, J81, Y10, Z10

Online published on 22 June, 2018.

Abstract

The nature and extent of industrial employment, being enjoyed by the labourer, at work places, enables him to take decision about his stay at the work station or to move somewhere else. It depends upon the working hours and nature of work which enables the migrant labour to do hard work and help increase the production. The income earned by the employee is the outcome of working atmosphere. Keeping this in view, the present study focuses on nature and extent of employment in industrial units where migrant labourers are employed. Using primary data from migrant labourers employed in industrial units in Punjab, the study concludes that a majority of the migrant industrial labourers working on casual basis, working overtime also as well as getting paid for that. A substantial number of migrant industrial labourers, although working as per their own choice and skill, however, without any proper training of work, do not get wages equal to what are being given to the local labourers.

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