Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicLabour force

Topic: Labour force

India saw a 30% decrease in jobs for young people since 2016. Here’s why

According to a report published at the Centre for Economic Data & Analysis, policy must tackle India’s youth—aged 15 to 29—losing jobs.

What’s behind the ‘improvement’ in employment situation in labour force survey report

The improved employment scenario as per PLFS 2019-20 is restricted to women and is due to the increased percentage of rural women in the unpaid family worker category.

There’s a hidden ‘pink tax’ on women’s mobility in Mumbai: Study

Researchers from World Bank and Maryland University surveyed over 3,000 households in Greater Mumbai Region and found that improvement in public transit can differentially benefit women.

In ‘progressive’ Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, only 1 in 5 young urban women in paid work

Has the Covid-19 pandemic further increased the gender gap in terms of employment in India?

In India’s job market, women have higher exit rate, lower entry rate than men: Study

Researchers from IIM Bangalore and Warwick University analysed IHDS data from 2004-05 and 2011-12 to find that the situation is especially stark for women in urban areas.

More young urban Indian men appear to be studying longer, not looking for jobs: New research

Researchers looked at 2004-05 NSS data and 2017-18 labour force survey to find men in 20-29 age group in states like Bihar and Jharkhand either take an informal job or remain unemployed.

We invest in tech, then expect people to catch up. And women get left out of Digital India

One in 2 Indians in working population is a woman. But less than 1 in 4 own a smartphone. This gap must be closed if India has to leverage tech in economy.

Don’t just blame patriarchy for fewer women in India’s job force. Blame our cities too

Data shows that women are quite willing to work, and men are supportive of it despite patriarchal norms.

Illiterate married Indian women better employed than educated married women: US study

Study finds that women with secondary education are deterred by ‘income effect’ — being married into families with high incomes.  

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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