Posts by Jonathan Pattenden

Jonathan Pattenden, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

Will ‘Decent Work’ or Victorian brutality mark India’s dash for the top?

While the government attempts to weaken labour regulations, the organisation of India’s many million informal labourers is likely to gather pace Although all too often glossed over, Victorian Britain’s harsh working conditions are no secret: ‘Children of nine or ten years…dragged from their squalid beds at two, three, or four o’clock in the morning and compelled to work for a subsistence … Continue reading

16 August 2016 by Jonathan Pattenden
Categories: Rethinking Recovery, SPERI Comment