Webinar Recording-Impact of COVID19 Lockdown on Informal Economy in India

A Webinar on 'Impact of the COVID Lockdown on the Informal Economy' was conducted by the Indian Society of Labour Economics, in collaboration with the Institute of Human Development, Delhi, where I was the main speaker. The Indian government announced a Rupees 11 lakh crore (11 trillion) stimulus package for the economy. The announcement was … Continue reading Webinar Recording-Impact of COVID19 Lockdown on Informal Economy in India

Job Creation in the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Sector

Job Creation in the MSME sector in India This article appeared in The India Forum, an online Journal/Magazine on contemporary issues: Forum: On Employment Generation https://www.theindiaforum.in/letters/jobs-msme Also visible on https://www.theindiaforum.in/?newslttr Do write your response or views on ideas for job creation to The India Forum at the id below: ram@theindiaforum.in

Mismatch of Jobs and Skills for Today’s Youth?

Typing and typewriters: An outdated skill? I write on jobs and skills required for the youth in this new world of internet and smartphones[1]. The concerns I highlight in this note based on my research are: What is a good education and appropriate skills for students entering the job market? Is there a mismatch? In … Continue reading Mismatch of Jobs and Skills for Today’s Youth?

What does declining women’s participation and shrinking informal sector tell us?

Much has been written and re-written on the jobs situation in India in the past few weeks. Many accusations and counter accusations on the reliability of data and suppression of government reports on employment have been in the news. In fact 108 Economists and Social Scientists have published a joint statement expressing anguish over the … Continue reading What does declining women’s participation and shrinking informal sector tell us?