Title: A STUDY ON THE WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AMONG HOUSE
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (HBCWS) IN
THE URBAN AREAS OF ASSAM
Authors: Mr Bichitra Hira
Mr Bichitra Hira Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,
MLA 8 Hira, Mr Bichitra. "A STUDY ON THE WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AMONG HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (HBCWS) IN THE URBAN AREAS OF ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1056-1070, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=79. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA Hira, M. (2019, February). A STUDY ON THE WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AMONG HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (HBCWS) IN THE URBAN AREAS OF ASSAM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 1056-1070. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=79
Chicago Hira, Mr Bichitra. "A STUDY ON THE WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AMONG HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (HBCWS) IN THE URBAN AREAS OF ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 1056-1070. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=79.
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Abstract: In the HBC sector of Assam, there prevails innumerable wage rates and unscientific differential
in the wage rate with respect to gender, skill and geographical areas .The difference in wage rates
of the workers is found to exist either in different skilled jobs or in the same skilled job in the
different geographical areas of the state. Being heterogeneous groups, the HBCWs differ in
terms of the levels of experience and training (skills) and the personal characteristics such as
education, gender and age. The personal wage differentials emerge either in the same
geographical area of the state or in the same industry due to the variation in personal
characteristics such as gender, age, experience and skill knowledge. On the basis of the skill
level of the workers, they are categorized into the groups of the unskilled, skilled and highly
skilled workers. The difference in wage rates of the workers in terms of their levels of skill is
defined as skill wage differentials. Differences in wages in the identical skilled jobs in the
different geographical areas of the state may arise due to the factors such as the geographical
immobility of the workers and the existence of the strong trade union.
So, in this academic work, (i) Gender wage differentials, (ii) Skill wage differentials, (iii)
Geographical wage differentials and (iv) Wage differentials between native and migrant workers
have been examined with field survey data.
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