Trends in Wage Goods Prices and Cost of Living of Casual Workers in Shillong
15 Pages Posted: 23 May 2011
Date Written: May 21, 2004
The present study aims at an investigation into the prices of wage goods and the cost of living of casual wageworkers in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, India. Labourers are defined as a collection of workers exchanging their labour power for material - usually monetary - rewards awarded by their employers, who use the labour power for productive activities or for final consumption. It has been found that the real wages of casual workers are no more than the subsistence wages and also decreasing over time.
Keywords: Shillong, India, real wages, casual workers, subsistence wages
JEL Classification: C43, D33, E31, I31, J31
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