Definition of Labour-intensive

1. Adjective. Requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital. "Cottage industries are labor intensive"

Exact synonyms: Labor-intensive
Similar to: Effortful



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labour-intensive

laborist
laborists
laborite
laborites
laborless
laborlore
laborous
labors
labors of love
laborsaving
laborshed
laborsheds
laborsome
labour
labour'd
labour-intensive (current term)
labour camp
labour camps
labour complications
labour force
labour of love
labour onset
labour presentation
labour union
labour unions
labouratory
laboured
laboured respiration
labouredly

Literary usage of Labour-intensive

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1. Capital (1888)
"SPECIAL ARTICLES How labour-intensive Technologies Can Reduce Poverty ? By Ayodhya Singh Although India has developed a highly sophisticated production base ..."

2. Capital, the State, and Labour: A Global Perspective by Juliet Schor, Jong-Il You (1995)
"The flow of surplus from the labour- intensive/export sector to ... That is, the surplus created by cheap labour in the labour-intensive sector provided ..."

3. Migration and the Labour Market in Asia: Recent Trends and Policies by Nihon Rōdō Kyōkai (2003)
"Additional evidence of the changing role of foreign workers from the relief of labour shortages in the labour-intensive industries to the promotion of ..."

4. Financial Liberalization and the Internal Structure of Capital Markets in by Miguel Urrutia (1988)
"THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT: THE FORMATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR labour-intensive SECTORS Akio Hosono As is well known, the economic ..."

5. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Further the argument that availability of abundant labour should necessarily imply a choice of highly labour-intensive techniques often involving excessive ..."

6. The Development Effectiveness of Food Aid: Does Tying Matter? by OECD, Diana Evans (2006)
"labour-intensive public works has combined the generation of employment and ... labour-intensive public works The single most important resource that most ..."

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