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  • Worker-Contractors: Refiguring low-level labour market intermediaries in contemporary India
  • Geert De Neve (Sussex), Richard Axelby (SOAS, University of London), Brendan
  • The professional labour contractor is a key mediator in India’s informal economy (Breman et al 2009). The concept of the labour contractor is generally associated with what the International Labour Organisation terms a ‘triangular employment relationship’ in which the legal employer is separated from the person for whom work is carried out (Barrientos 2013).