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Grim reality: India's informal labour force
Oct 06, 2020

Grim reality: India's informal labour force

The country has been grappling with low consumption demand for quite some time and the loss of livelihoods for the migrant workers would undoubtedly aggravate the problem

Promoting female participation in urban India’s labour force
May 11, 2023

Promoting female participation in urban India’s labour force

The workforce participation rate of India’s women is significantly lower than that of the men; and amongst the women, the employment levels of urban women are lower than those of their rural counterparts. Using the findings of the 2018 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), released in 2019, this brief provides an overview of the current state of female labour force participation in urban India. It analyses data on vocational training and employm

2023 मध्ये भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था
Jan 18, 2024

2023 मध्ये भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था

2024 मध्ये जैविक, जबाबदार वाढ सुनिश्चित करण्यासाठी भारताला

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets
Aug 06, 2020

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets

Reviving the economy will require addressing the two major challenges — of a rising informal labour force, and slackening demand.

Conceptualising an inclusive future of work in India
Aug 27, 2018

Conceptualising an inclusive future of work in India

The rise of modern technologies may drastically alter the employment landscape in India, potentially displacing large portions of the workforce. India requires an inclusive future of work that retains those currently in work while also creating sufficient new opportunities for the growing labour force. This paper reviews extant literature on technological change, automation, and their impact on the future of work in India and, by extension, educa

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy
Apr 27, 2020

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy

Migrant workers have perennially remained at the socio-economic margins of our society silently serving as the instrumental labour force of the urban

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era
May 19, 2020

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era

Every time the government uses an e-governance technology, it results in more efficiency, lesser costs, lesser manpower requirement and lesser physica

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India
Jun 17, 2020

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India

A pandemic-stricken India frantically grapples with a jolt to an education system that is seemingly ill-equipped to handle the transition to distance

G20 countries: How migrants can aid economic growth
Sep 27, 2022

G20 countries: How migrants can aid economic growth

Migrants can be a pivotal solution to alleviate the impact of declining labour forces and can contribute to long-term gains for G20 countries.

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers
May 24, 2023

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers

Despite the unprecedented growth of India’s gig economy and possible benefits to women service providers, little attention has been paid to the hurdles faced by women in pursuing gig work. Indeed, gig work has witnessed similar gendered division as has been evident in traditional work, and has not led to a direct increase in Female Labour Force Participation (FLPR) in India. This brief examines the existing literature on the problems faced by w

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets
Dec 13, 2023

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets

This paper assesses the gendered division of labour for household-level domestic service activities, of which water management remains a primary component, across Indian states and the various dimensions of gender that are relevant in this context. Women have traditionally played an essential role in water management at the household level, devoting a significant share of their day to related unpaid domestic service activities. Such engagements o

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth
Jan 01, 2019

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth

Women have been dropping off from the labour force which is a poor indicator of a country’s progress no matter what the GDP growth indicates.

India slips on gender equality
Dec 27, 2019

India slips on gender equality

There has been a large decline in the labour force participation of women.

India's Demographic Dividend: Where are the jobs?
Apr 11, 2013

India's Demographic Dividend: Where are the jobs?

With the labour force participation rate expected to rise significantly in the coming years in India, it is imperative that the government formulates a common policy on business development and regulation. India's high economic growth story cannot be taken for granted.

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped
Jan 02, 2024

Indian economy: 2023 wrapped

To ensure organic, responsible growth in 2024, India will have to implement a policy structure which is unique to a developing nation in the current g

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
Mar 07, 2024

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women

Increasing women’s participation in the skilled labour force has enormous potential for India’s sustainable transition towards clean energy

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress
Mar 12, 2024

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress

‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a clarion call with particular resonance for India given the barriers to women’s economic participation. Imagine the extraordinary economic tailwinds that can be generated for India if these barriers are dismantled and women have access to capital and technology and supportive public policy frameworks

Investing in human capital: Towards an anaemia free India
Sep 08, 2017

Investing in human capital: Towards an anaemia free India

India’s long-term growth strategy must be pegged to its labour force, whatever the economic model of choice may be. A major part of how the Indian growth story plays out will hinge on the country’s success in delivering the right to life, health and livelihood for all Indians, including India’s girls and women.

Maoism: Lessons for traditional Left and Govt
Jul 30, 2012

Maoism: Lessons for traditional Left and Govt

The traditional Left in the country too has failed to 'grow' with the new-generation labour force, with the result that there is a vacuum that the Maoists possibly seem to be exploiting. This is not the first time traditional Left have failed the labour force.

Public health worst spot in India’s economic path
Dec 11, 2017

Public health worst spot in India’s economic path

Public health is the worst spot in India’s economic path despite a recent rise in GDP growth. Without a healthy population and labour force, India cannot hope to compete with countries in the West or the ASEAN.

Steps towards labour reform
Jul 31, 2019

Steps towards labour reform

In keeping the floor very low in the Wage Code Bill, the government seems to have succumbed to external pressure.

The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India
Jun 29, 2017

The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India

The ‘Compact with Africa’ (CWA) is the main pillar of a renewed G20 partnership with the continent. Its objective is to attract more private investment to Africa, especially for infrastructure. African countries face the challenge of diversifying their economies and promoting industries and services that can absorb a rapidly growing labour force. Lack of investment and Africa’s massive infrastructure gap are major obstacles to this economic

The huge size of undereducated youth in the workforce needs to be addressed
Jun 07, 2012

The huge size of undereducated youth in the workforce needs to be addressed

A large mass of uneducated and undereducated would become part of the labour force over the next decade, adding to the potential of the mid-career education market. Neither the government nor the private sector seems to be gearing up for this opportunity.

The need of the hour: Gender-inclusive Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme
May 31, 2022

The need of the hour: Gender-inclusive Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme

With the onset of the pandemic, the urban informal workforce in India has been hit hard by the ongoing livelihood crisis, especially women. This call

The ‘Smart Economics’ of Moving Women from the Private to the Public Sphere
Mar 07, 2024

The ‘Smart Economics’ of Moving Women from the Private to the Public Sphere

Despite advancements in legislation and representation over the last decades, women continue to face barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare, legal protection against violence, and leadership roles. In the economic sphere, gender disparities persist in labour force participation, job sectors, wages, and unpaid care work. Women are constrained in participating in the labour market as their social role remains attached to domestic

Why govt should focus on women’s employment
Oct 23, 2017

Why govt should focus on women’s employment

Half of India’s population is women, and according to a World Bank report, India could achieve double digit growth if women were participating more