ERIC Number: ED098316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Development and Employment: The Prospects for Calcutta.
The study, one of the World Employment Program projects, discusses the general state of the economy as it has affected employment in West Bengal and Calcutta. It also examines the body of existing information on migration, employment, and unemployment in Calcutta. A consideration of the economic effect of development of Calcutta's infrastructure is presented, and some of the other elements of a partial solution of Calcutta's employment problem are outlined. The closing chapter presents a chapter-by-chapter summary of the study and concludes that Calcutta's troubles are, in part, a reflection of several structural imbalances. As a consequence of recruiting construction workers in the countryside, direct employment effects of an urban infrastructure investment program will be felt by the rural labor force rather than by the urban labor force; the indirect effects on the labor force will be limited. Tables of supportive data are included; March 1973 was the cut-off date for data used. (AG)
Descriptors: City Government, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Employment, Employment Problems, Employment Statistics, Foreign Countries, Migration, Organization, Unemployment, Urban Environment, Urban Population, Urban Problems
International Labor Office, 1750 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($5.85)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: India