3 min read.Updated: 06 Apr 2016, 11:39 AM ISTLivemint
Lack of quality jobs forces families to eke out a living in tiny enterprises
All Asian countries that have escaped the clutches of mass poverty have done so through a structural transformation in their labour force. China is the most recent example of a process that began with the rebuilding of Japan after 1945. People left farms for factories. However, millions of Indians continue to be trapped in a grey zone—they are turning their backs on traditional farm life but have been unable to get jobs in the organized modern sectors of the economy.