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Labour Economics : Principles, Problems and Practices

  • Economics

    2000
  • Author   :    J. Mishra, J.K. Singh, et al.
    Year of Publication   :   2018
    ISBN   :   9789388147002
    Language   :   English
    Binding   :   Hard Bound
    Pages   :   454
    Size   :   26 cm
    Categories   :   Economics, New Books, 2018
    Price  :  2000
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    About the Book :

    Labour, being a human factor, is different from other factors of production. It has certain peculiarities that give rise to various problems, which centre round the purchase, sale and performance of labour services in all countries of the world whether developed or developing. In fact, labour problems and industrial relations are the basic elements in the socio-economic life of a nation. Hence, a proper understanding of the problems, e.g. characteristics of labour and labour market, trade unionism and industrial relations, personnel managements and workers’ participation in management, wages, social security and labour welfare. International Labour Organisation (ILO) and labour legislation, women labour, child labour, agricultural labour etc. is necessary.

    This book on labour economics intends to give a comprehensive survey of aforesaid labour problems and industrial relations so as to make it useful to the students and researchers and also for those who are interested in the human aspects of industrial management. It is extensively based on various reports and journals, e.g., Reports of the Royal Commission on Labour, 1931; Labour Investigation Committee, 1946; National Commission on Labour, 1969; The Second National Commission on Labour, 2002; Indian Labour Statistics and the Indian Labour Year Book. It contains latest available data and other relevant information.

    Contents : Part I : Five Year Plans and Labour Administration : Five Year Plans and Labour; Labour Administration; Stress Management Strategies for Women at Work; Empowerment of Women in Banking : A Case Study of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA); Role of State in Protecting the Rights of Women Workers in India; Part II : Industrial Disputes in India : Causes, Cure and Legislation : Industrial Disputes in India : Causes and Cure; Right to Strike and the Supreme Court Judgement; Legislation for the Settlement of Industrial Disputes; Part III : Labour Legislation: Principles of Labour Legislation; Labour in the Unorganised Sector; Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948; Maternity Benefit Legislation; Workmen’s Compensation Legislation; Factory Legislation; World Employment Trends in an Age of Globalisation; Labour Market : A Theoretical Framework; Child Labour; Recommendations of the Second National Commission on Labour; Agricultural Labour in India; International Labour Organization and India; Skill Development and Training.

    About the Authors

    Dr. Jagannath Mishra is a Retd. Professor of Economics of B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur and Former Dean, Faculty of Management of the University, Muzaffarpur (Bihar). Dr. Mishra has to his credit a number of articles and research papers published in various reputed and leading journals. He has also got published his books on Money, Banking and International Trade and Public Finance. Besides his own Ph.D. degree, he has supervised a number of research scholars for Ph.D. degree. He is also Former Chief Minister of Bihar and Former Union Minister, Government of India.

    Dr. Jiwitesh Kumar Singh is a Retd. Professor and Head of the University Department of Economics, B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University Muzaffarpur. He is the former Professor Emeritus, L.N. Mishra College of Business Management, (an Autonomous College under B.R.A. Bihar University) Muzaffarpur (Bihar). Dr. Singh was also a member of the Post-Graduate Research Council, Faculty of Social Science and Board of Courses and Studies in Economics of the University. Besides, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Social Science of B.R.A. Bihar University. His field of specialisation is Labour Economics, Regional Economics and International Economics.

    Dr. J.K. Singh has to his credit a number of articles and research papers published in various reputed and leading economic journals. His books on “Regional Economics” (1978); “Labour Economics: Principles, Problems and Practices” (1998); “International Trade and Business: Emerging Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century” (2001); “Environmental Economics and Development” (2004) and “Economics of J.K. Mehta: A Peep into Mehtanomics” (2006) are widely acclaimed both in India and abroad. Besides his own doctoral research on “Collective Bargaining in the Coal Mines of Jharia”, he has supervised a number of research scholars for Ph.D. degree.

    Dr. Singh has also worked as head of the Post-Graduate Department of Economics, L.S. College, Muzaffarpur; Principal, S.N.S. College, Motihari, Member, Task Force, Bihar State Planning Board, Patna; Research Consultant, L.N. Mishra Institute of Economic Development and Social Change, Patna and Director, Workshop on “People’s Participation and Five Year Plans in India.”

    Dr. Singh is a Life Member of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) and the Bihar Economic Association (BEA). He has participated in national and international seminars, symposia and conferences.

    Dr. Binay Kumar Singh is at present Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Jagdam College Chapra under the jurisdiction of J.P. University, Chapra, Saran, Bihar. He has to his credit a number of articles and research papers published in leading economic journals and books. His field of specialisation is Labour Economics. Besides his own doctoral research on the topic, “A Case Study of the Occupational Structure of Population in Bihar”. He is supervising research scholars for Ph.D. degree.

    Dr. Singh is a life member of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) and the Bihar Economic Association (BEA). He has participated in national seminars, symposia and conferences.

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