Macroeconomics

The contractualisation of India's workforce: Explanations and implications

  • Blog Post Date 31 August, 2016
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P.P. Krishnapriya

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

The employment structure of India’s organised manufacturing sector has undergone substantial changes over the last decade with a steep rise in the use of contract workers in place of regular workers. This project examines what factors other than labour regulations have driven contractualisation in organised manufacturing, and the implications of the increasing use of contract workers on workers’ wages and firm productivity. 

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