The size of our labour force is constrained by the absence of women from the workforce. Only about 30% of women aged 15 and above are employed either in wage work on family farms and businesses.
A government job, with its benefits and safety net, is an aspiration for most Indians. Any perceived rollback in such employment opportunities is bound to fuel anxiety
Economic insecurity caused by lockdowns during the early days of Covid-19 forced many households to rely on government welfare schemes to fulfil their consumption needs. Using data from the June 2020 round of the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey, this article shows that few households received both foodgrains and cash transfers, particularly in urban areas,... Read More
The right to obtain a legal abortion is vital to reduce inequalities.