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Type Working Paper - Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
Title Impact of Trade Liberalization on Employment: The Experience of India’s Manufacturing Industries
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://www.mse.ac.in/Frontier/i9 uma.pdf
Abstract
The Indian economy has entered a phase of high growth in the recent years, after a long
period of low growth. Since economic growth itself is not sufficient to achieve economic
development, the concern of policy makers seems to have shifted towards making the
growth inclusive – a process wherein employment is at its core. The available evidence,
however, tends to indicate that the high growth has been accompanied by low
employment growth in the organised manufacturing sector. Various reasons have been
put forward in the literature to explain the observed jobless growth. This included, but not
limited to, labour market rigidity, growth of mandays worked, growth in wage rate and
others. But the observed jobless growth has been coincided with an unprecedented
increase in the rate of integration of Indian economy with the world market through trade
liberation. Yet, it is surprising to note that the impact of trade liberalisation has not
received the attention of scholars that it deserves in explaining the observed jobless
growth. Hence, the present study explores the underlying factors behind the poor
performance of the organized sector in terms of employment generation in the context of
trade liberalization.

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