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Title:
A STUDY ON THE WAGE DIFFERENTIALS AMONG HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (HBCWS) IN THE URBAN AREAS OF ASSAM

Authors:
Mr Bichitra Hira

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Mr Bichitra Hira
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, JDSG College

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.