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Sex workers, stigma, and self-image: Evidence from Kolkata’s brothels

Being poor or marginalised often brings stigma, which may distort a person’s self-image, inducing sub-optimal choices and resulting in a psychological poverty trap. Based on a study conducted in Kolka...

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2021 West Bengal Assembly election: Did the Covid-19 surge matter?

In the recent Assembly elections in the state of West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress bucked an anti-incumbency headwind to secure victory. Using electoral data from 2016, 2019, and 2021, Ghata...

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औद्योगिक दुर्घटनाओं में हो रही वृद्धि: ‘व्‍यापार करने में आसानी’ को बढ़ावा देने का परिणाम है?

भारत में हाल के वर्षों में औद्योगिक और वाणिज्यिक प्रतिष्ठानों में आग और विस्फोट से संबंधित गंभीर दुर्घटनाओं में वृद्धि देखी गई है। इस पोस्‍ट में, आर. नागराज ने तर्क दिया है कि विश्व बैंक के ‘व्‍यापार ...

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Women and work: How much does measurement matter?

Female labour force participation in India has been on the decline – dropping from an already low 29% in 2004-05 to 17% in 2017-18. However, the extent of women’s economic participation depends on ho...

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Informing youth about job opportunities to make training programmes more effective

Launched in 2014 by the central government, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Garmeen Kaushalya Yojana seeks to provide skills-based training to rural, marginalised youth, and to place them in salaried jobs. Base...

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कोविड-19 टीके के बारे में झिझक: राज्यों में समय के साथ रुझान

कोविड-19 के टीके की उपलब्धता के बावजूद इसे स्‍वीकार या अस्‍वीकार करने में देरी, दुनिया भर में आबादी को इष्टतम टीकाकरण कवरेज प्राप्त करने में एक बड़ी बाधा है। इस लेख में यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ मेरीलैंड और कार्...

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Business sentiments and labour markets

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns have had a significant adverse impact on jobs and livelihoods. Using 2006-2021 data from a survey on business sentiments, this article examines fluctuati...

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West Bengal’s economic performance relative to India over the last three decades

Against the backdrop of the ongoing elections in West Bengal, Maitreesh Ghatak examines how the state’s economic performance compares with that of the country as a whole, over the past three decades. ...

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From abundant global liquidity to selective lending: How corporate finance has changed

Global credit has experienced significant changes in the last two decades. Analysing data on 1,160 Indian firms for the 2000-2017 period, this article shows that in the period following the global fin...

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पोषण संकट को संबोधित करना: ओडिशा मिलेट मिशन के प्रभाव

ओडिशा राज्य में कुपोषण एक गंभीर समस्या है, और साक्ष्य बताते हैं कि जलवायु परिवर्तन के बढ़ते खतरों से संसाधन-प्रचुर चावल-गेहूं की उपज प्रणाली अस्थिर हो जाएगी। इस नोट में, साहा एवं अन्य द्वारा इस बात को...

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Rising industrial accidents: Fallout of boosting ‘Ease of Doing Business’?

India has witnessed a surge in severe fire and explosion-related accidents in industrial and commercial establishments, in recent years. In this post, R Nagaraj contends that perhaps the dilution – or...

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How many jobs were lost in urban India during lockdown?

The nationwide lockdown imposed in March 2020 to contain the spread of Covid-19, disrupted economic activity – particularly in urban India. Using data from the Periodic Labour Force Survey for the per...

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