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Under-Researched Labour

Under-Researched Labour Pramod Verma Labour Research in India, edited by V B Singh for the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Popular Prakashan, 1970; pp 225; Rs 30, IT is undoubtedly true that research on labour problems has not as yet developed to a satisfactory level. Neither the methodology nor the basic material is available to those who would like to pursue a subject in the field. Moreover, it is not so much lack of desire to conduct research as the absence of formulation and testing of hypotheses which has impeded the growth of literature on subjects related to labour. An attempt has already been made by Kerr et al [1] to provide a set of hypotheses appropriate to a developing economy, but these hypotheses need to be further delimited for the purposes of testing against Indian data. A review of research should ideally be an analytical survey of hypotheses, empirical verifications of these hypotheses and suggestions for further research in specific areas. Some recent reviews, such as Perlman's attempt [2], come quite close to the level of discussion one expects from a survey of literature.
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