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DUET re-examined

In September 2020, Jean Drèze’s proposal for an urban work programme called DUET (Decentralised Urban Employment and Training) was presented on I4I. This was followed by an extensive symposium in whic...

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Gendered breadwinner norms and work decisions

The male breadwinner norm – the idea that a man must earn more than his wife – can potentially impact labour-market outcomes of married women. Using nationally representative data from India for the p...

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‘Missing’ women in economics academia in India

Economics continues to be among the male-dominated disciplines in the US and Europe. Collating and analysing data from India on university faculty, research presentations at a major annual conference,...

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कृषि कानून: कृषि विपणन निजीकरण के लिए कार्य-योजना

कृषि विपणन में मुक्त बाजार प्रतिस्पर्धा को कथित रूप से बढ़ावा देने वाले कृषि कानूनों के सार पर ध्यान केंद्रित करते हुए दिलीप मुखर्जी एपीएमसी (कृषि उपज विपणन समिति) मंडियों के सुधार की आवश्यकता पर जोर ...

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Evaluating India’s maternal cash transfer programmes

Over the years, India has implemented several programmes to overcome the issue of poor maternal and child health which can affect long-term physical and cognitive development. Using nationally represe...

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Of twists and turns: Monetary policy and ‘term premium’

As India’s economic growth slowed down in recent years, the reliance on monetary policy to stimulate growth increased significantly – especially during the pandemic. Analysing data from 2018-2020, Raj...

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International Women’s Day 2021

8 March is observed across the world as International Women’s Day. This year the theme is “choose to challenge”, focussing on the choice to challenge gender bias and inequality, celebrate women's achi...

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In-kind transfers as insurance

Academics and policymakers worldwide are leading the push towards unconditional cash as the preferred mode of transfer from the government to the poor. Yet surveys across countries find that large pro...

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बजट 2021-22: राजनीतिक अर्थव्यवस्था के परिप्रेक्ष्य में

वर्ष 2021-22 के केंद्रीय बजट को एक राजनीतिक अर्थव्यवस्था के दृष्टिकोण से जांचते हुए यामिनी अय्यर कहती हैं कि भारत सरकार द्वारा चुने गए नीतिगत विकल्प यह दर्शाते हैं कि सरकार का झुकाव वित्‍तीय संसाधनों ...

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‘Outside’ managers’ productivity, firm dynamics, and economy growth

In developed countries, many industrial giants have humble beginnings as small, family-owned businesses, but nonetheless expand to hundreds of thousands of employees over time by relying on professio...

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Budget 2021-22: Healthcare takes centre stage, again

Assessing the 2021-22 Union Budget from a health-sector perspective, Coffey and Spears contend that improving India’s health outcomes will require old solutions to old problems – and this sort of thin...

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बजट 2021-22: लिंग आधारित नजरिए से

2021-22 के केंद्रीय बजट को लिंग आधारित नजरिए से परखते हुए नलिनी गुलाटी ने इस बात पर चर्चा की है कि इस बजट में भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में महिलाओं के लिए विशेष रूप से डिजिटल पुश, सार्वजनिक परिवहन, अन्य सार...

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