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Balwant Singh Mehta holds a Ph.D. in development economics from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He is presently working as a visiting faculty at Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) and is a Fellow at the Institute for Human Development, Delhi. He has written five books and contributed over four dozen articles in reputed national and international journals on employment, inequality, poverty, child well-being, and information and communication technology on development/human development related issues. He has received several national and international awards and fellowships for his academic work such as Amy Mahan International Fellow from UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Spain; Research Fellowship from SIRCA (Singapore Internet Research Centre), Singapore; Emerging Researcher from IDRC (International Development Research Centre), Canada, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship from ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research), New Delhi, India. He also writes in magazines, blogs, and newspapers on contemporary issues.
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Posts by Balwant Singh Mehta
After around 36 hours of the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in India, the Finance Minister announced a slew of welfare measures amounting to Rs. 1.7 trillion to support the vulnerable popu...
The latest jobs data released by the government showed a record high unemployment rate of 6.1% in 2017-18, but a rise in the share of workers with a regular job in urban areas. In this post, Mehta and...