Enterprise Labour Flexibility, Worker Security and Wellbeing: China and India Compared

  • Nyland, Christopher (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hartel, Charmine, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Standing, Guy, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zhu, Jiuhua (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

An extended debate has been sustained around the relationship that exists between flexible labour markets/work practices and workers' social and economic security. An important element contributing to this debate has been comparative studies of how differing nations manage the flexibility-security balance. Focussing on the service and manufacturing sectors, this project will pioneer empirical comparison of how this balance is being managed in China and India. The study will clarify and compare the level and forms of labour flexibility in these two nations, the socio-economic security of their respective workforces, and the latter's subjective wellbeing.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/0831/12/12

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD269,000.00