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Manufacturing and Jobs in South Asia

Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth

  • Sachin Chaturvedi
  • Sabyasachi Saha
Book

Part of the South Asia Economic and Policy Studies book series

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes the structural factors that underlie the persistent mass poverty and extreme inequality in South Asian countries. It highlights the fact that the supposed trade-off between output growth and job creation is a false dilemma. Growth can create jobs, and jobs can drive growth, mutually reinforcing one another. Increased employment and better jobs would mitigate the problems arising from a widening inequality gap. The book argues that policies focused on employment generation, mostly through industrialization, are the way forward in terms of providing livelihoods, sustaining growth and reducing inequality. 

The book is divided into two main parts. Part A explores cases in selected countries in South Asia in detail, primarily focusing on the opportunities and challenges of job creation in the manufacturing sector, as well as related issues, including constraints on manufacturing-sector growth in South Asia, exports and trade linkages, participation in value chains and the role of investment. In turn, Part B addresses a number of aspects that can promote a deeper understanding of strategies for industrialization and employment creation in the South Asian context, including regional cooperation, skill development, and industrial competitiveness. Gathering contributions from some of the region’s top minds, this book is of interest to scholars, researchers, policymakers and industry analysts alike.


Keywords

South Asia Manufacturing Job Creation Trade FDI Employment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sachin Chaturvedi
    • 1
  • Sabyasachi Saha
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8381-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8380-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8381-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5502
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5510
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