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
Today seems to be my day for exciting news on launches of MOOC course and a BOOK, in both of which I played a part. Both on Women's Work and Informal Employment. And both launches on Labour Day, May 1, 2020. Labour
Macroeconomic Shocks: No second chances for women: The lessons of demonetization for this crisis are clear. Women will be pushed out of the workforce and not get a second chance to find another economic activity. At the same time, men will also face the push but many will try to reinvent their career through changes.
Brief discussion on what makes women entrepreneurs? Based on our book, with co-authors titled ‘Women Entrepreneurship in the Indian Middle Class’, forthcoming.
In the emerging markets with fast changing technology, lifelong learning is the only way to stay ahead. Any opportunity you get or see that exists to learn should be taken up. New courses, new online courses, workshops in or outside your organization can add to your skills and employability going forward.
Mehnat Manzil is an unique museum that celebrates the life of people who undertake informal work. A visit to the museum is clearly a lesson in 'experiential learning'!
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Last date for abstract submission: Ahmedabad University Conference on 50 years of Bank Nationalization, 16-17 November 2019 at Ahmedabad
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Typing and typewriters: An outdated skill? I write on jobs and skills required for the youth in this new world of internet and smartphones. 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?
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?