Adam smith on wages and education: some policy implications for India

Thomas, Alex M. (2019) Adam smith on wages and education: some policy implications for India. Indian Journal of Human Development. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

This article outlines Adam Smith’s views on wages and education and employs them in providing suggestions for contemporary politics and economic policy. In particular, the joint examination of his concept of ‘subsistence wages’ and his views on education offer a radically different interpretation of Smith to that found in the mainstream literature. Smith’s qualified and nuanced view of wages and education suggests that the market, if left to itself, cannot generate fair wages nor provide inclusive education. Therefore, our contemporary politics and economic policy must incorporate them as central socioeconomic targets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adam Smith, Subsistence wages, Education, India, Wages policy
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Liberal Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 09:48
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1957
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0973703019842673

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