India hit by Asia’s ‘working poor’ phenomenon despite high-tech image

The 21st century is sometimes dubbed ‘‘Asia’s century’’, as China and India continue to outstrip competitors with phenomenal economic growth.

2nd September, 2006

The 21st century is sometimes dubbed ‘‘Asia’s century’’, as China and India continue to outstrip competitors with phenomenal economic growth.

However, millions are being left behind by the boom, according to a recent study, and experts warn of rising numbers of jobless and under-employed people.

A report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said last week that Asia - despite being home to ‘‘global economic powerhouses’’ - also had...

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