Formal Labour Market in Urban India

Job Search, Hiring Practices and Discrimination

Rajendra P Mamgain,

Formal Labour Market in Urban India: Job Search, Hiring Practices and Discrimination
 
 

Formal Labour Market in Urban India: Job Search, Hiring Practices and Discriminationis a comprehensive study on the demand and supply dynamics of urban labour markets in India. It presents an in-depth analysis of job search methods, job postings, access to information, job mobility, access to quality employment and hiring practices by employers. The book covers employed as well as unemployed job seekers belonging to different genders and socio-religious groups. It examines the nature and magnitude of discrimination and related consequences on employment, income and social status of labour.

It further explains how social networks and employee referrals are critical in job search and job mobility in urban India, thereby undermining the chances of those equally or more competent for a job. The book offers valuable policy suggestions towards inclusive labour market through informational symmetries, education and skill development, and promoting socially inclusive policies by private enterprises.




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