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  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India Jun 10, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Focus on MSMEs to boost manufacturing in India

    With huge reverse migration, the support structures and relevant programmes may be specifically designed so that the rural landscape generates hundreds of micro and small enterprises

  • Unemployment fell in July 2018-June 2019, but not for all social groups Jun 08, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Unemployment fell in July 2018-June 2019, but not for all social groups

  • Average all-India salaries were lower in April-June 2019 from a year ago Jun 08, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Average all-India salaries were lower in April-June 2019 from a year ago

    As many as 69.5 percent of salaried workers in non-agricultural enterprises have no written contracts; 53.8 percent have no paid leave

  • Urban Spaces | Migrant workers remain invisible in India and China May 21, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Urban Spaces | Migrant workers remain invisible in India and China

    While political systems, level of State capacity and trajectory of development may vary, cities in China and India have retained many common threads of socio-spatial exclusion of migrant workers

  • COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers? Apr 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers?

    Along with efforts to create a national-level database of workers in the unorganised sector, their economic and social well being in the near future must be protected

  • COVID-19 | Labour, lockdown and the State’s predicament Apr 03, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Labour, lockdown and the State’s predicament

    The images of migrants on roads across India should perhaps help us re-evaluate the often romanticised images of the massive movement of workers annually in China

  • COVID-19 Pandemic | Understanding regional disparity is a key to fight the virus Mar 27, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    COVID-19 Pandemic | Understanding regional disparity is a key to fight the virus

    There is a threat that the pandemic can reinforce the regional inequalities with possibilities of scarring society forever, if not handled in a just manner.

  • Why is India’s labour force participation rate so low? Nov 29, 2019 08:45 AM IST

    Why is India’s labour force participation rate so low?

    If India had the same female labour participation rates as most other countries, the unemployment rate would be far higher

  • Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic Aug 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic

    Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days

  • Budget 2019 | Five things the government can do to boost jobs Jun 21, 2019 10:09 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Five things the government can do to boost jobs

    India’s jobs challenge will not be resolved in a year. Yet, by unclogging the compliance pipeline, the budget can make a significant difference, changing the way India works and meeting its aspirations.

  • India versus Bharat: the divide in working conditions Jun 13, 2019 08:11 AM IST

    India versus Bharat: the divide in working conditions

    The divergence can only be bridged by getting underemployed workers out of stagnant agriculture and into the higher productivity formal sector

  • Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory May 28, 2019 12:44 PM IST

    Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory

    The BJP has been voted back to power at a time when the overall economic growth is slowing with no visible sign of a cyclical recovery.

  • Macro Matters | OECD predicts cyclical bounce for Indian economy in FY21 May 22, 2019 01:16 PM IST

    Macro Matters | OECD predicts cyclical bounce for Indian economy in FY21

    Consumption is expected to remain the driver of growth this fiscal year

  • CXO corner | It is time for deeper structural reforms Apr 15, 2019 08:56 AM IST

    CXO corner | It is time for deeper structural reforms

    A balance between efficiency, productivity and equity will be critical for sustaining economic growth.

  • Opinion | The unfinished agenda for the next government Mar 22, 2019 10:05 AM IST

    Opinion | The unfinished agenda for the next government

    Whichever government comes to power must fast-track reforms to spur growth

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