Indian Journal of Labour Economics

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ISSN: 0971-7927 (print version)
ISSN: 0019-5308 (electronic version)

The Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE), published quarterly by the ISLE with a legacy of uninterrupted publication for the six decades, is a leading journal in South Asia that provides social scientists and other experts a forum to contribute to analytical and policy research on labour economics, industrial relations, employment, demographics, human resource management etc. and their relation with development. The journal includes original articles, research notes, perspectives and reviews pertaining to India and other developing countries.

The IJLE Editorial Team


Prof. Alakh N. Sharma Director, Institute for
Human Development Delhi, India

Associate Editors

Dr. Somjita Laha
Fellow, Institute for Human Development Delhi, India

Dr. Sandip Sarkar
Professor, Institute for Human Development Delhi, India


Editorial Advisory Board

  • Prof. T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Greg Bamber, Department of Management, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  • Prof. Aditya Bhattacharjee, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof. Maria Christina Cacciamali, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Errol D’Souza, Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad, India
  • Prof. Gary Fields, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Prof. Ajit Ghose, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development
  • Prof. Rana Hasan, Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Praveen Jha, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. K.P. Kannan, Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India
  • Dr. Alok Kumar, Victoria University, Canada
  • Prof. Rajarshi Majumdar, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Burdwan, India
  • Dr. Arup Mitra, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Selim Raihan, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dr. K.V. Ramaswamy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Uma Rani, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. D.N. Reddy, Visiting Professor ,Institute for Human Development, Delhi, India
  • Dr. Gerry Rodgers, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India; Formerly ILO, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Kamala Sankaran, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. S.K. Sasikumar, Senior Fellow, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, India
  • Prof. Kunal Sen, University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. Shyam Sundar, Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India
  • Dr. Jeemol Unni, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Ahmadabad, India
  • Dr. Sher Verick, International Training Centre, ILO, Turin, Italy
  • Dr. Du Yang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China
  • Prof. Klaus Z. Zimmermann, President, Global Labor Organization (GLO), and Professor of Economics, Bonn University, Germany