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P J Thomas

The Story of P J Thomas: An Unsung Economist by E M Thomas, Academic Foundation, 2019; New Delhi, `590 (hardcover).

Collected Scientific Papers of the Pioneering Economist and Planner P J Thomas edited by E M Thomas, Academic Foundation, 2021; New Delhi, `1495

India and the ILO in Historical Perspective

In the 91 years since the International Labour Organisation came into existence, there have been many intersections and parallels between the development of labour and social policies in this body and in India. Nations and international organisations influence each other in subtle and not so subtle ways. This group of articles explores some aspects of these interactions from an Indian point of view. The hope is that they will stimulate further work on the history of economic and social conditions and policies in India and beyond.

Indian Officials in the ILO, 1919-c 1947

This study sheds light on the services of a distinguished line of Indian officials in the International Labour Organisation, particularly before Independence. Their brilliant academic backgrounds, their roles in the organisation and their contributions are analysed. The issues of India's disproportionately large financial contributions to the ilo and meagre Indian representation in the secretariat are also briefly examined. In all, the ilo and India were well served by these outstanding Indian officials though they operated in difficult times with the shadow of a colonial government always looming over them.

K N Raj and the Delhi School

K N Raj (1924-2010) was one of the most eminent Indian economists of the post-Independence generation. He was an outstanding teacher, builder of institutions and public intellectual par excellence. In this collection of tributes, students and colleagues over close to half a century write about various aspects of his life and work: Raj's contributions to building up the Delhi School of Economics in the 1950s and 1960s, the creation and growth of the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram in the 1970s and 1980s, his interaction with students and colleagues, the wide-ranging nature of his research and also his multifaceted personality.

Changes in the Indian Work Force

Changes in the Indian Work Force J Krishnamurty This paper presents, in comparable form, the data on changes in the Indian workforce in the last decade available from the Censuses and the National Sample Survey. Basically two questions are discussed: First, given high and constant population growth for more than a decade, have participation rates changed? Second, can one discern trends in the structure of the work force


The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

Working Force in 1971 Census-Unilluminating Final Results

Unilluminating 'Final' Results IN an earlier paper1 I had attempted to draw .some inferences about changes in the industrial distribution of the working force over the last decade, using the data presented in the Census publication, Paper Number 1

Working Force in 1971 Census-Some Exercises on Provisional Results

however, even the male figures look like gross understatements of the true size of the working force. This will be obvious if we look at the crude participation rates revealed by the 1961 and 1971 Censuses. While the crude participation rate for males and females together declined from 42,98 per cent to -13.54 per cent over the decade, for males the decline was slight

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