Trends in Wage Goods Prices and Cost of Living of Casual Workers in Shillong

15 Pages Posted: 23 May 2011  

Sudhanshu K. Mishra

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU)

J. W. Lyngskor

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 21, 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Sudhanshu K. and Lyngskor, J. W., Trends in Wage Goods Prices and Cost of Living of Casual Workers in Shillong (May 21, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1848986 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1848986

Sudhanshu K. Mishra (Contact Author)

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Shillong, 793022
India
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J. W. Lyngskor

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics

Shillong, 703014
India

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