Industry and Inequality

Industry and Inequality

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This Book, Co-Published With Cambridge University Press, Breaks New Ground In The Field Of Industrial Anthroplogy. The Focus Of The Book Is On The Uneasy Relationship Between The Permanent (Organised Sector) Industrial Workers, Who Have The Protection Of The Factory Act And The Trade Unions, And The Temporary (Unorganised) Workers. The Author Questions Whether India Has A Dual Economy And Society In Which These Two Groups Of Workers Act As Distinct Classes With Opposed Interests. Dr Holmstrom Uses A Wide Range Of Material, From The Opinions And Life Stories Of Workers To Accounts Of Recent Union Movements In The `Unorganised Sector`, And Contributes Critically To The Debate On `Dualism` And Its Underlying Assumptions.Moreover, some employers delay payment of their contributions to the Fund, as well as workersa#39; contributions already deducted from wages. ... Employeesa#39; State Insurance (ESI) is supposed to cover all employees - including those engaged through contractors - up to a certain wage limit, in firms employing twenty workers or more. ... An insured worker and his family are entitled to free medical treatment at ESI clinics and hospitals, sickness and disablement benefits for limited periods , anbsp;...

Title:Industry and Inequality
Author:Mark Holmström
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1984-11-08


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