ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Some Characteristics of Jute Industry Workers in Greater Calcutta

in Greater Calcutta Introduction WE present here some results obtained through a sample survey of industrial workers in the Greater Calcutta area conducted by the Economic Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, between October 1969 and April 1970. The present communication is concerned with the 548 jute industry workers found in a total sample of 1,891 workers.1 The geographical coverage is the Calcutta Metropolitan District (MD) as defined by the Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organisation (CMPO). Only workers resident in this area were considered in the sampling process, so that those working in this area but residing outside of it were not considered. The sample was drawn in a probabilistic manner. In fact, we examined all the relevant filled-up household schedules of the urban labour force enquiry (Schedule 10) of the 22nd round of the National Sample Survey (July 1967-June 1968) and selected every industrial worker belonging to these households.2 The sample design was self-weighting, so that unweighted sample proportions and averages could be taken as estimates of corresponding population values.

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