Labour Demand in India’s Textile and Garment Industries: a Comparative Analysis of the Organized and Informal Sectors

  • Takahiro Sato
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In 2005, the international textile and garment product markets entered a new stage, towards a more liberalized trade regime. Until that year, under the MultiFibre Arrangement (MFA), export quotas for textile and garment products from the developing countries had been allocated by the advanced countries. With the end of the MFA on 31 December 2004, India’s textile and garment industries came to face new challenges, but also with chance to stimulate growth momentum.


Informal Sector Labour Demand Adjustment Cost Garment Industry Wage Elasticity 
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