Sunday, August 28, 2005

Labour reforms and divorce rates

Unless India decides to ditch economic reforms for good, labour reforms will have to be brought in some time in the near future. I'm not sure if this can be done legislatively though. Our society is not quite ready for labour reforms. One's success is defined (by himself and others) by his paycheck and job security. So how would the society react to "hire and fire" regimes implemented on a large scale?

Either the society rebels against it, or adjusts towards it. If it does accept and adapt to these reforms, then one unintended consequence might be rising divorce rates. Once the society is willing and able to handle insecurity and uncertainty in the job market, I'd imagine it would seep into our family structures as well.

Hmm... !!

5 Value-adds:

Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

Nice linkage.

But I sense a undertone of divorces being wrong and not-to-be-done things in your post.

August 28, 2005 1:51 PM  
Blogger eV said...

On the contrary, I had actually considered mentioning that this post is not about right/wrong but dropped the idea.

August 28, 2005 3:01 PM  
Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

hmm... increase in divorce rates will surely lead to increase in trade for emotional needs da. If you believe that trade will increase utility, then it is good. If you believe opening up of trade will kill the emotionally poor people and want to protect them, then it is wrong.

August 29, 2005 3:14 PM  
Blogger eV said...

why does everything have to be right or wrong?

August 29, 2005 11:33 PM  
Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

back to ur "appo ok" logic is it? ppl have started giving up whenever they sense such things cropping up a mile upfront. i follow suit.

August 31, 2005 6:37 PM  

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