The Indian Journal of Labour Economics

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 319–340 | Cite as

Prospects for Labour and Contemporary Capitalism: An Assessment With Reference to India

  • Praveen JhaEmail author


This paper seeks to engage with some of the core conceptual and empirical challenges confronting the present and future of work, with particular focus on India, and is divided into three sections. The first section flags a couple of major features associated with contemporary global accumulation regimes and their implications. The second section explores some of the important dimensions of labour and employment in the Indian context. The third section, with a focus on India, flags a few issues of employment in ICT and ITES sectors and shares some of the results from a recent field study. The last section offers some concluding remarks.


Contemporary capitalism and labour Neoliberal accumulation regimes Finance capital and labour World of work in India 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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