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Global supply chain disruptions: Causes and the way ahead

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been disastrous for the global supply chains, with persistent effects since early 2020, and knock-on effects now gaining intensity. In this post, Sharmila Kanth...

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Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Role of the media in shaping women’s political preferences

What is the role of information sources in forming political preferences, and under what conditions do women have the cognitive agency to form political opinions distinct from men? To examine this, us...

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Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Intra-marital hierarchies and perceptions about working mothers

Women in India spend thrice as much time doing unpaid domestic work compared to the men in their household, and twice as much time on care-giving activities for children and dependent adults. Based on...

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Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Women’s mobility in north India

Although India has experienced structural and social changes that promote gender equality in many respects, women’s physical mobility remains very low. Analysing primary data from three urban clusters...

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भारत में भूमि के स्वामित्व के सन्दर्भ में लैंगिक और आंतर-लैंगिक अंतर

हालाँकि महिलाओं के भू-स्वामित्व को उनके आर्थिक सशक्तिकरण के एक प्रमुख संकेतक के रूप में पहचाना जाता है, भारत में कितनी और किन महिलाओं के पास भूमि है, इसका कोई विस्तृत अनुमान नहीं है। नौ राज्यों के लिए...

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Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Do working women enjoy more agency?

Women’s limited work participation in India is not only of economic significance, but also has ramifications for their well-being and societal status. Based on a household survey in four north Indian ...

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Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Why is female labour force participation so low in India?

India’s low female labour force participation is a complex social phenomenon, resulting from – among other things – patriarchal norms, rural-urban transitions, and a mismatch of supply and demand fact...

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Introduction to e-Symposium: Urbanisation, gender, and social change in north India

Urbanisation in India is reshaping established social and economic patterns of behaviour, in ways that scholars are yet to fully comprehend. India’s rapid urbanisation invites several pressing questio...

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Contract labour and firm growth in India

There is considerable evidence indicating that the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), 1947 – which made it illegal for large companies to downsize – had a powerful disincentive effect for entrepreneurs in...

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Current state of play in India’s services trade

Since the 1990s liberalisation reforms, the services sector has been seen as a key driver of India’s economy. Against the backdrop of the WTO Ministerial Conference, Anil Kumar Kanungo examines the cu...

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शौचालय नहीं तो दुल्हन नहीं: भारत में पुरुषों का शौचालय स्वामित्व और उनकी शादी की संभावनाएं

निरंतर किये जा रहे अनुसंधान से पता चलता है कि परिवारों के लिए स्वच्छता निवेश में लागत एक प्रमुख बाधा रही है। मध्य-प्रदेश और तमिलनाडु में किये गए एक सर्वेक्षण के आधार पर, यह लेख दर्शाता है कि वित्तीय औ...

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India’s asset monetisation plan

In August 2021, Government of India announced an asset monetisation plan wherein existing public assets worth Rs. 6 trillion would be monetised by leasing them out to private operators for fixed terms...

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