Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India


Jayati Ghosh

Hardback    9788188965441


Never Done and Poorly Paid investigates the forces of globalisation and its interaction with the shifting nature of women’s work in India. This book shows how rapid economic growth in India since the early 1990s has not been accompanied with the required expansion of productive employment opportunities.



This has generated unexpected outcomes for patterns of women’s employment, which has shown quite paradoxical trends: simultaneous increases in work participation rates, unpaid labour, migration for work and open unemployment of women. In Never Done and Poorly Paid Jayati Ghosh argues that while the Indian economy’s recent boom has excluded the bulk of women from its benefits, such tendencies are no longer unnoticed or uncontested.


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Jayati Ghosh

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