Understanding the concept of employment

I have always found the official definition of employment to be extraordinarily lax. A person is considered to be employed if she has been employed for at least one hour during a week. The person could be desperately looking for a real job during the rest of the week but the one hour she worked supersedes. This is a global norm, a recommendation of the International Labour Organization. India follows this global practice. But, how can a person who has worked merely for an hour in a week be considered as an employed person? In India, where the unorganised sector dominates and .....

Key stories on business-standard.com are available to premium subscribers only.

Already a premium subscriber?

Subscribe to get an across device (Website, Mobile Web, Iphone, Ipad, and Android Phone applications) access to Premium content, Breaking News alerts, Industry Newsletters, Stock and Corporate news alerts, access to Archives and a lot more.