Indian Journal of Labour Economics

Published since 1957 …

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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


Alakh N. Sharma
Professor and Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi, India

Managing Editor

Sarthi Acharya
Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India

Associate Editors

Somjita Laha
Fellow, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India

Sandhya Iyer
Associate Professor, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Farzana Afridi, Professor of Economics, India Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India
  • T.C.A. Anant, Member, Union Public Service Commission and formerly Chief Statistician of Government of India, India
  • Amit Basole, Associate Professor of Economics and Head, Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India – add coma after employment
  • Aditya Bhattacharjee, Professor, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, India
  • Maria Christina Cacciamali,Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Errol D’Souza, Professor of Economics and Director, Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad, India
  • Gary Fields, The John. P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labour and Professor of Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • Richard B. Freeman, The Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Ajit Ghose, Honorary Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India
  • Rana Hasan, Director, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
  • Iyanatul Islam, Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
  • Praveen Jha, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Uwe Jirjahn, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Trier, Germany
  • K.P. Kannan, Honorary Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India
  • Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India
  • Alok Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations, ILR School, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • S. Madheswaran, Vice Chancellor, The Gandhigram Rural Intitute, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
  • Rajarshi Majumdar, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • Arup Mitra, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India
  • Mayumi Murayama, Executive Vice President, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, Japan
  • Albert Park, Chair Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Bino Paul, Professor and Associate Dean, Centre for Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • Selim Raihan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • K.V. Ramaswamy, Professor of Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research¸ Mumbai, India
  • Uma Rani, Senior Economist, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • D.N. Reddy, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Former Professor of Economics, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Babu P. Remesh, Professor and Dean, School of Development Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Gerry Rodgers, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India; Formerly International Labour Organisation, New Delhi, India
  • Jill Rubery, Professor and Director, Work and Equalities Institute, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University, UK
  • Kamala Sankaran, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India
  • S.K. Sasikumar, Senior Fellow, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, India
  • Kunal Sen, Director, The United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland
  • K.R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, Human Resources Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India
  • Jeemol Unni, Professor of Economics, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
  • Imraan Valodia, Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sher Verick, Senior Employment Specialist, the Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Anil Verma, Professor Emeritus, Rotman School of Management, Toronto University, Canada
  • M. Vijaybaskar, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
  • Du Yang, Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences CASS), Beijing, China
  • Klaus Z. Zimmermann, President, Global Labour Organisation (GLO); Co-Director of POP at United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands