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Gender pay gap in India’s health workforce

Despite constituting almost half of the qualified health workforce in India, female health workers face a visible gender pay gap and lack of conducive work conditions. In this post Arushi Pandey exami...

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Economic consequences of Covid-19 lockdowns: Lessons from India’s first wave

As India combats the second wave of Covid-19, the impact on economic activity remains a major concern. Drawing lessons from the first wave in 2020, this article provides an assessment of how containme...

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सूचना का प्रावधान और खाद्य सुरक्षा: शहरी भारत में एक क्षेत्रीय अध्ययन

हालांकि लाखों लोगों के दैनिक भोजन की खपत का एक महत्वपूर्ण भाग स्ट्रीट फूड है, तथापि इन खाद्य आपूर्ति श्रृंखलाओं की विश्वसनीयता और सुरक्षा लोगों के स्वास्थ्य के सन्दर्भ में एक प्रमुख सार्वजनिक चिंता बन...

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Strengthening risk-management capabilities in the financial sector

Non-banking financial companies are rapidly inundating the financial intermediation space. While this trend has enabled greater autonomy in operations and business diversification, it has also accentu...

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The importance of a climate stimulus in India

The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged India into recession, and substantial stimulus from the government is required to jump-start the economy. In this post, Ingmar Schumacher contends that while systemic...

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Reducing intimate partner violence: Laying the groundwork with young males

Two out of five ever-married women in Bihar have experienced marital violence. Based on a study of ‘Do Kadam Barabari Ke Ore’ – a programme imparting gender-transformative life skills to young males ...

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Covid-19: Health and economic impacts in Indian slums

Initial predictions suggested that slum communities – densely packed, with shared water taps, and an impossibility of social distancing – would be particularly hard-hit by Covid-19. In this note, Down...

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यौनकर्मी, कलंक और आत्‍म-छवि: कोलकाता के वेश्यालयों से साक्ष्य

गरीब या वंचित होना अक्सर कलंक का कारण बनता है, जो किसी व्यक्ति की आत्म-छवि को छिन्‍न-भिन्‍न कर सकता है, उप-इष्टतम विकल्पों को प्रेरित कर सकता है और परिणामस्वरूप व्‍यक्ति मनोवैज्ञानिक गरीबी के जाल में ...

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Fruits of liberation? Women’s work participation and adoption of household appliances

Does increase in women’s work participation lead to greater adoption of household appliances, or is it the other way round? To address this question, this article analyses US data from the Second Worl...

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2021 पश्चिम बंगाल विधानसभा चुनाव: क्या कोविड-19 के बढ़ने से प्रभाव पड़ा?

पश्चिम बंगाल राज्य में हुए हाल के विधानसभा चुनावों में सत्तारूढ़ तृणमूल कांग्रेस विजयी हुई है। इस लेख में घटक और मैत्रा ने 2016, 2019, तथा 2021 के चुनावी आंकड़ों का उपयोग करते हुए, चुनाव लड़ने वाले दल...

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Examining district-level performance of Ujjwala: The case of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand

Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to encourage the adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. Using National Sample Survey data for 2014 and 2017, this article ex...

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Information provision and food safety: A field study in urban India

While street food accounts for a significant proportion of the daily food consumption of millions of people, the reliability and safety of these food supply chains remain a key public health concern. ...

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