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Work and Health in India

Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Laishram Ladusingh


The rapid economic growth of the past few decades has radically transformed India's labour market, bringing millions of former agricultural workers into manufacturing industries, and, more recently, the expanding service industries, such as call centres and IT companies. Alongside this employment shift has come a change in health and health problems, as communicable diseases have become less common, while non-communicable diseases, like cardiovascular problems, and mental health issues such as stress, have increased. This interdisciplinary work connects those two trends to offer an analysis of ... More

Keywords: economic growth, India, Indian labour market, agricultural worker, manufacturing, service industries, employment, health problems, working conditions, Indian workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327363
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Hyde, editor
Swansea University

Holendro Singh Chungkham, editor
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), North-East Centre

Laishram Ladusingh, editor
International Institute for Population Sciences

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