CHANGING PATTERN AND SPATIO-SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OF WORKFORCE: A CASE OF PURULIA DISTRICT IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA

  • Sathi Sampad Roy Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • N. C. Jana Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Abstract

From the very beginning of the civilization people always changed their livelihood from time to time for sustaining their lifestyle. This change keeps imprint on occupational structure. Changes in occupational structure mean changes in the socio economic activities of the society. Purulia is known as backward district in comparison to other districts in West Bengal. The inhabitants of the district are lagging behind the modern technology and they mainly possess primitive traditional culture. This paper aims to show the distribution of population in different occupational structure and their pattern of specialization in each block in respect to the district. The data collected from District Census Handbook of Purulia-2001 and 2011. Collected data has been converted into percentage form to know the proportion and Location Quotient method has been used to show the specialization pattern of each block in specific economic activity. The analysis depicts that the inhabitants of maximum block of the district is engaged in primary economic activities. Though in recent years, it has been noticed that engagement in other services than primary activities has grown up. But the share is not enough. To enhance the economic level of the people several policy initiatives must be taken by the Governmental agencies

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Published
2015-11-28
How to Cite
Roy, S. S., & Jana, N. C. (2015). CHANGING PATTERN AND SPATIO-SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OF WORKFORCE: A CASE OF PURULIA DISTRICT IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(32). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/6586