Urban Migration, Skilling, and Employment in the New Service Economy (NIAS Policy Brief No. NIAS/SSc/UMP/U/PB/01/2021)

Upadhya, Carol and RoyChowdhury, Supriya (2021) Urban Migration, Skilling, and Employment in the New Service Economy (NIAS Policy Brief No. NIAS/SSc/UMP/U/PB/01/2021). Policy Brief. NIAS, Bangalore.


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Abstract: The most recent phase of India’s economic development has been marked by a shift from manufacturing to services. The growth of organised services, or the ‘new service economy’, in the metro cities has created new employment opportunities for relatively unskilled workers with a few years of school education, attracting youth from small towns and rural areas. In response to this shift, skill training programmes are oriented to preparing young people for low-end service jobs in sectors such as hospitality, housekeeping, organised retail, security services, and transportation. The issue is: Do skill training programmes, in their current avatar, lead to stable jobs and decent work? How can they be improved to strengthen employment opportunities for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Item Type: Monograph (Policy Brief)
Keywords: Urban migration, New Service Economy, Skilling, Employment
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Urbanization
NIAS Resources > NIAS Policy Brief
Programmes > Urban and Mobility Studies
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 11:42
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 10:23
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    Funders: Indian Council of Social Science Research
    Projects: India’s Changing Cityscapes: Work, Migration and Livelihoods
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/2050

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