Trade openness, labour institutions and flexibilisation: Theory and evidence from India

@article{Saha2013TradeOL,
  title={Trade openness, labour institutions and flexibilisation: Theory and evidence from India},
  author={B. Saha and K. Sen and Dibyendu S. Maiti},
  journal={Labour Economics},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={180-195}
}
There is a global trend of substituting permanent workers by workers on fixed term contracts, job outsourcing and production subcontracting. Labour institutions and globalisation are often taken to be causally related to this phenomenon, but the evidence remains inconclusive. In India, there has been an increasing use by firms in the formal manufacturing sector of temporary workers employed through contractors (contract workers) who are not represented by trade unions and do not fall under the… Expand

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