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Inimitable issues of construction workers: Case study

Kumar M., Dileep (2013) Inimitable issues of construction workers: Case study. British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 42-53. ISSN 2048-125X

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It is projected by CIA (2012) that there 487 million workers, the second largest after Chinawere 111 million construction workers worldwide and the majority belonged to the developing economy like India.This is because employment intensity is much higher in lower income countries than higher income ones.Many urban areas and towns in India, increasing numbers of workers have taken up construction work as a means of immediate employment, since it assures at least day to day sustenance to their 3-4 member family life.While, in comparison with the higher growth rate of the construction industry, the quality of life of construction laborers is not met with, either through government machineries or through the builders on the construction site.The pathetic condition is that the migrated construction workers are constantly exposed to accidents, ill-health, extreme level of harassment and poor quality of work life.A study was conducted in Pune city of Maharashtra during 2010-2011 periods.The researcher and associates met with construction industry laborers in 82 construction sites in the vicinity of around 70 kilometers of Pune city.The study started with a case study of male worker on a construction site and in order to get appropriate support to the qualitative research, a structured questionnaire also was implemented, especially, in an informal way.The findings of the case study and the survey questionnaire exactly showed replicated viz., exposed the deplorable condition of workers in the construction industry.This qualitative research paper provides insight into the plight of construction laborers in genera and the action to be taken by the authorities in with specific considering the outrageous state of common workers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry, Construction workers, Quality of life, Unskilled workers, Exploitation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Dileep Kumar M.
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 02:17
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:04
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10088

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