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This quantity is set the rising improvement trajectories of rural labour family members in India, in response to reports from its areas and states. Its overarching subject matter is the agricultural type clash and the result of such clash, and the hyperlink among this and the character and impression of nation intervention. full of life emancipatory methods are pointed out, and the constraints of and contradictions inherent in such procedures are tested. either strong common traits and demanding nearby diversifications are extraordinary.

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Notes: 1. 1983, 1987-88 and 1993-94 are NSS 'full sample' Rounds. 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1992 are NSS 'thin sample' years. Figures for thin sample years should be interpreted as indicating qualitative changes only, even at the all India level. 2. Non-agriculture is taken as a residual. The sum of secondary plus tertiary sector workers does not always add up to the non-agriculture share. Some, but not all, of this is due to rounding. Another part is due to the existence of a small number identified variously by the NSS as 'others' and 'unrecorded'.

This tended to reduce labour absorption even within particular elements of the industrial THE HARYANA STORY IN AN ALL-INDIA CONTEXT 39 structure. 24 The effects of these changes, almost all adverse to employment prospects, will persist, although some industries, such as textiles, now that their restructuring process is, for the time being, complete, are likely to record more favourable elasticities in future than they did in the recent past. Much of this restructuring, it may be noted, took place in the organised manufacturing sub-sector, located largely in urban centres.

For a restructuring economy, this has been described as typical 'J-curve' behaviour,23 but in the Indian case, the tum around time has been exceptionally short. The question now is: what are the longer term employment and earnings prospects, particularly for the rural poor? The answers lie as much in what happened during the 1980s, as in the subsequent events of the 1990s. III. THE DECLINE IN THE EMPLOYMENT GENERATING CAPACITY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE 1980s (a) Trends and Outcomes in Employment One of the most serious developments in India during the years of indigenously sponsored liberalisation in the 1980s, was the decline of employment growth rates to levels below population and workforce growth rates.

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