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The Emerging Issues of Inmigrant Labourers in the Construction Sector of Kerala

Author : T. C. Shamna, K C Baiju | 2016 |
Published By: Indian Journal of Economics and Development

The present study is focused on the economic and non- economic issues and the challenges confronted by the inmigrant workers in the construction sector of Kerala. It also discusses the extent of protection measures available to the inmigrant construction workers in the study area. The study used both the qualitative and quantitative data from 150 samples of the inmigrant workers in the rural and urban areas of Kannur district and also analyzed twenty of local workers for comparing the employment, work, and availing social security provisions to the inmigrant workers in the construction sector of Kerala. The qualitative method, Likert scale used for measuring the level of satisfaction of the inmigrant workers in term of their working and living conditions. The qualitative method, Likert scale mentions that majority of the workers are dissatisfied with their existing living and working conditions. Study collected data from inmigrant construction workers, contractors and supervisors for the problems in discussion. The problems faced by the inmigrant workers in the domain of income, employment, wage and living conditions, the working conditions, health related issues and the prevailing social security benefits to the inmigrant workers. An understanding of the problems and issues confronted by the inmigrant workers in the construction sector of Kerala will provide further scope for the area under study.

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