Advertisement

Labor Laws and Labor Welfare in the Context of the Indian Experience

  • Kaushik Basu
Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 1)

Keywords

Labor Market Minimum Wage Skilled Worker Skilled Labor Supply Curve 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Ahluwalia, I.J. (1991), Productivity and Growth in Indian Manufacturing, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.Google Scholar
  2. Anant, T.C.A., Gangopadhyay, S. and Goswami, O. (1993), ‘Industrial Sickness in India: Characteristics, Determinants and History, 1970–1990’, mimeo: Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.Google Scholar
  3. Ashenfelter, O. and Smith, R.S. (1974), ‘Compliance with the Minimum Wage Law’, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 87.Google Scholar
  4. Basu, K. (1993), Lectures in Industrial Organization Theory, Blackwell: Oxford, U.K. and Cambridge, U.S.A.Google Scholar
  5. Basu, K. (1997), ‘Some Institutional and Legal Prerequisites of Economic Reform in India’, in H.E. Bakker and N.G. Schulte Nordholt (eds.), Corruption and Legitimacy, SISWO Publications, Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  6. Basu, K. (2004), ‘Indian Economic Reforms: Up to 1991 and Since’, in K. Basu (ed.), India’s Emerging Economy: Performance and Prospects in the 1990s and Beyond, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, and Oxford University Press, New Delhi.Google Scholar
  7. Basu, K., Fields, G. and Debgupta, S. (2001), ‘Alternative Labor Retrenchment Laws and their Effects on Wage and Employment’, mimeo: Cornell University.Google Scholar
  8. Basu, K., Genicot, G. and Stiglitz, J. (2003), ‘Minimum Wage Laws and Unemployment Benefets When Labor Supply is a Household Decision’ in K. Basu, P.B. Nayak and R. Ray (eds.) Markets and Governments, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.Google Scholar
  9. Besley, T. and Burgess, R. (2003), ‘Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India’, BREAD Working Paper No. 44.Google Scholar
  10. Card, D. (1992), ‘Do Minimum Wages Reduce Employment? A Case of California, 1987–89’, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 46.Google Scholar
  11. Card, D. and Krueger, A.B. (1994), ‘Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Foot Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania’, American Economic Review, Vol. 84.Google Scholar
  12. Datta Chaudhuri, M. (1990), ‘Market Failure and Government Failure’, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 4.Google Scholar
  13. Datta Chaudhuri, M. (1994), ‘Labor Markets as Social Institutions in India’, CDE Working Paper No. 16, Delhi School of Economics.Google Scholar
  14. Dixit, A. and Stern, N. (1982), ‘Oligopoly and Welfare: A Unified Presentation with Applications to Trade and Development’, European Economic Review, Vol. 19.Google Scholar
  15. Drazen, A. (1986), ‘Optimal Minimum Wage Legislation’, Economic Journal, Vol. 96.Google Scholar
  16. Edgren, G. (1989), ‘Structural Adjustment, the Enterprise and the Workers’ in G. Edgren (ed.), Restructuring Employment and Industrial Relations, I.L.O., Geneva.Google Scholar
  17. Ehrenberg, R. (1994), Labor Markets and Integrating National Economies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  18. Encaoua, D. and Jacquemin, A. (1980), ‘Degree of Monopoly, Indices of Concentration and Threat of Entry’, International Economic Review, Vol. 21.Google Scholar
  19. Fallon, P.R. and Lucas, R.E.B. (1993), ‘Job Security Regulations and the Dynamic Demand for Industrial Labor in India and Zimbabwe’, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 40.Google Scholar
  20. Ghose, A.K. (1994), ‘Employment in Organized Manufacturing in India’, Indian Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 37.Google Scholar
  21. Kannan, K.P. (1994), ‘Levelling Up or Levelling Down? Labor Institutions and Economic Development in India’, Economic and Political Weekly, 23 July.Google Scholar
  22. Layard, R., Nickell, S. and Jackman, R. (1994), The Unemployment Crisis, Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  23. Lucas, R.E.B. (1988), ‘India’s Industrial Policy’, in R.E.B. Lucas and G.F. Papanek (eds.), The Indian Economy: Recent Developments and Future Prospects, Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  24. Mathur, A. (1991), Industrial Restructuring and Union Power: Micro-economic Dimensions of Economic Restructuring and Industrial Relations in India, I.L.O., Geneva.Google Scholar
  25. Nagaraj, R. (1993), ‘Employment and Wages in Manufacturing Industries in India’, Discussion Paper 98, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay.Google Scholar
  26. Nichol, A.J. (1930), Partial Monopoly and Price Leadership, Press of Smith-Edwards Co., Philadelphia.Google Scholar
  27. Papola, T.S. (1989), ‘Restructuring in Indian Industry: Implications for Employment and Industrial Relations’ in G. Edgren (ed.), Restructuring Employment and Industrial Relations, I.L.O., Geneva.Google Scholar
  28. Papola, T.S. (1994), ‘Structural Adjustment, Labor Market Flexibility and Employment’, Indian Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 37.Google Scholar
  29. Rama, M. (2000), ‘Downsizing in the Presence of Monopoly Rights: The Road to Riches’, mimeo: Development Research Group, World Bank.Google Scholar
  30. Ramaswamy, E.A. (1984), Power and Justice, Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  31. Ranis, G. (1994), ‘Labor Markets, Human Capital and Development Performance in East Asia’, mimeo, Yale University.Google Scholar
  32. Singh, J. (2000), Some Aspects of Industrial and Labor Markets in India: Perspectives from Law and Economics, Ph.D. Dissertation, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.Google Scholar
  33. Shapiro, C. and Stiglitz, J.E. (1984), ‘Equilibrium Unemployment as a Worker Discipline Device’, American Economic Review, Vol. 74.Google Scholar
  34. Stigler, G. (1950), ‘Monopoly and Oligopoly by Merger’, American Economic Review, Vol. 23.Google Scholar
  35. Thorbecke, E. (2003), ‘Poverty Analysis and Measurement within a General Equilibrium Framework’, in C.M. Edmonds (ed.), Reducing Poverty in Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K.Google Scholar
  36. Thorbecke, E. (2003a), ‘Conceptual and Measurement Issues in Poverty Analysis’, mimeo: Cornell University.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaushik Basu
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations