Arjan de Haan

international development, public policy, poverty measurement, migration
developing countries, South Asia

Curriculum vitae

1982-1988studied sociology, Leiden University
1989-1993PhD research in social history, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1994PhD under the supervision of H.W. van Schendel and J.C. Breman, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1996-1998director of the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex
1998-2009social development adviser at the Department for International Development (London, India, and China)
2009-2011senoir lecturer social policy at the Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam) in The Hague
2011-presentIDRC (International Development Research Centre) program in Ottawa, Canada
co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (see De Haan’s blog)

Selected publications up to 2011

Publications on regions other than South Asia (e.g. Latin America) are not included.
1993 “Migrant labour in Calcutta jute mills: class, instability and control.” In: Peter Robb (ed.), Dalit movements and the meanings of labour in India, Delhi: Oxford University Press (SOAS Studies on South Asia), pp. 186-224.
1994 Unsettled settlers: migrant workers and industrial capitalism in Calcutta, Hilversum: Verloren. – PhD thesis Rotterdam University; also published as Publikaties van de Faculteit der Historische en Kunstwetenschappen 17.
“The jute industry and its workers: changes in stratification in eastern India.” In: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit Dasgupta and Willem van Schendel (eds), Bengal: communities, development and states, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 255-295.
“Towards a single male earner: the decline of child and female employment in an Indian industry.” Economic and social history in the Netherlands 6: 145-167.
& Ben Rogaly, “Eastward ho! Leapfrogging and seasonal migration in eastern India.” South Asia Research 14,1: 36-61.
1995 Social exclusion and South Asia: bibliographical review on social exclusion in South Asia, Geneva: International Institute for Labour Studies (Discussion papers 77). – Contains also Pulin Nayak, Economic development and social exclusion in India.
“Migration in eastern India: a segmented labour market.” The Indian economic and social history review: a quarterly journal 32,1: 51-94.
1997 “Migration on the border of free and unfree labour: workers in Calcutta’s jute industry, 1900-1990.” In: Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen (eds), Migration, migration history, history: old paradigms and new perspectives, Bern-New York: Peter Lang (International and comparative social history 4), pp. 197-222.
“Unsettled settlers: migrant workers and industrial capitalism in Calcutta.” Modern Asian Studies 31,4: 919-949.
“Rural-urban migration and poverty: the case of India.” IDS bulletin 28,2: 35-47.
1998 & Michael Lipton, “Poverty in emerging Asia: progress, setbacks, and log-jams.” Asian Development Review 16,2: 135-176.
& Suranjan Das and Sekhar Bandopadhyay, “Caste and communal politics in South Asia.” BSOAS 61,2: 373.
1999 & Samita Sen (eds), A case for labour history: the jute industry in Eastern India, Calcutta: Bagchi (Monograph / Department of History, University of Calcutta 17). – Outcome of a workshop held at the Dept. of History, University of Calcutta, in January 1996.
“The badli system in industrial labour recruitment: managers’ and workers’ strategies in Calcutta’s jute industry [substitute labor].” Contributions to Indian Sociology NS 33,1-2: 271-301.
2000 Et al., Migration and livelihoods: case studie in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mali, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies (IDS research reports 46).
2001 “Towards a ‘total history’ of Bengal labour.” In: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (ed.), Bengal: rethinking history: essays in historiography, New Delhi: Manohar (ICBS publication 29), pp. 119-134.
2002 “Migration and livelihoods in historical perspective: a case study of Bihar, India.” Journal of Development Studies 38,5: 115-142.
2003 “Calcutta’s labour migrants: encounters with modernity.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 37,1-2: 189-216.
& Sakti Padhi, “Monitoring of poverty in Orissa: report from a workshop.” EPW 38,50: 5243-5245.
2004 “Calcutta’s labour migrants: encounters with modernity.” In: Filippo Osella and Katy Gardner (eds), Migration, modernity and social transformation in South Asia. New Delhi: Sage (Contributions to Indian sociology. Occasional studies 11), pp. 189-216.
2005 & Amaresh Dubey, “Poverty, disparities, or the development of underdevelopment in Orissa.” EPW 40,22-23: 2321-2329.
2006 Review of: Tribal Demography, EPW 41,4: 327.
2007 “Diversity in patterns of urbanisation: the long-duree of an industrial area in Calcutta.” In: Annapurna Shaw (ed.), Indian cities in transition, Chennai: Orient Longman, pp. 390-411.
& Samita Sen, “Working class struggles, labour elites, and closed shops: the lessons from India’s trade unions and experiences of organisation.” In: Martha Chen et al. (eds), Membership-based organizations of the poor, London-New York: Routledge (Routledge studies in development economics 58), pp. 65-82.
2008  & Sabharwal Gita, “South and East Asian social policy experience: politics and institutions in the extension of social security.” Indian Journal of Human Development 2,1: 63-78.
2011 Rescuing exclusion from the poverty debate: group disparities and social transformation in India, The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus University [Host] (Working Papers / Institute of Social Studies). online
Inclusive growth?: Labour migration and poverty in India, The Hague: International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University; Rotterdam: Erasmus University (Working Papers / Institute of Social Studies. General Series 513). online