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Muslims in Indian Labour Market

Muslims in Indian Labour Market
Access and Opportunities

First Edition
  • Javaid Iqbal Khan - Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

October 2019 | 292 pages | SAGE India

Muslims in Indian Labour Market: Access and Opportunities analyses closely the notion of discrimination against Muslims, the resultant alleged inequality of opportunity and their validity in terms of access to and absorption in the Indian labour market. Using rigorous theoretical, conceptual and empirical frameworks, the book discusses extensively the concept of opportunity of employment and access to existing opportunities. The prevalent socio-economic and political factors are untangled and the characteristic features of job seekers are analysed.

The book explains the nuances behind the alleged deprivation of Indian Muslims through an empirical investigation of distribution of employment opportunities based on National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) data. In pursuance of the same idea, the book operationalizes data within the framework of the Human Opportunity Index of the World Bank and puts the debate regarding discrimination against Muslims to empirical testing. Due to its rigorous approach and coverage, the book will prove indispensable for gaining a firm understanding of the actual status and role of Muslims in the Indian labour market.


Revisiting Discourses on Labour and Labour Markets
The Muslim Question: Re-examining History, Politics and Employment Structures
Dynamics of Muslim Participation in Indian Labour Market
Examining Employment Opportunities Using the Human Opportunity Index Framework
Conclusions and Policy Suggestions

Javaid Iqbal Khan

Javaid Iqbal Khan is a young economist born and brought up in Halmatpora village in the border district of Kupwara in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. He has a doctorate degree in economics from the Department of Economics, University of Kashmir at Hazratbal, Srinagar, where he is currently working as Senior Assistant Professor. Apart from teaching microeconomic theory and Indian economic policy, Dr Khan is working in the area of labour market segmentation and economics of conflict. His areas of research are frontiers of economics, political philosophy and economic history. With focus on religious minorities in labour market, Dr Khan... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353286453