Introduction: Rural Labor Dynamics and Mobility in Times of Deepening Structural Transformation

  • D. Narasimha Reddy
  • Kailash Sarap


The purpose of this chapter is to contextualize the nature of the structural transformation experience of large Asian economies like China, India, and Bangladesh which do not appear to conform to the pattern of shifts in the primary sector of the share of income generation and employment first from primary to secondary sector and then from secondary to tertiary sectors as experienced countries. There has been faster growth of income share than employment share in non-farm and urban sectors, leaving a disproportionately high share of employment in agriculture and rural activities, resulting in a distorted workforce structure. The chapter summarizes the contributions in the volume on the concessive shifts in the labor processes as seen through urbanization, rural diversification, and migration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Narasimha Reddy
    • 1
  • Kailash Sarap
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati RajHyderabadIndia

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