NEVER DONE AND POORLY PAID:
WOMEN'S WORK IN GLOBALISING INDIA
Rs 250 Hb 2009
(All rights available)
Over the past one decade the Indian economy has been
thrown open to market processes, both national and
international. Associated with this are the privatisation
of state assets; a reduction in crucial government
investment in infrastructure; deregulation and tax benefits
to domestic and multinational capital; and trade
Belying the triumphal chant of unprecedented “growth”,
is the fact that formal sector employment remains depressed.
For women, especially, the problem of access to productive
work is acute. They are increasingly drawn into exploitative
home-based, or service-sector labour, making for insecure
incomes and economic distress. This cogently argued monograph
discusses the long-term effects of globalisation on women’s
employment, health and nutrition, physical security and
vulnerability to escalating social violence.
is Professor of Economics
at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School
of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
She has taught at several universities in India and abroad,
and served as part-time adviser and consultant to many
governmental and international organisations.
Among other books, she has co-authored (with C.P. Chandrasekhar)
Crisis as a Conquest:
Learning from East Asia; The Market that Failed:
Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India; Work and
Well-being in the Age of Finance and Tracking the
Macroeconomy She was the principal author of the
West Bengal Human Development Report,2004
which received the 2005 UNDP Award for excellence in analysis.