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Leveraging digital labour markets to increase employment opportunities

India’s relatively young population, the pace of adoption of smartphones and digital technology, and rapid urbanisation has contributed to the growth of digital labour markets. In recent years, we hav...

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Urban India's housing supply response to migration-induced demand

Has urban housing supply in India kept pace with rising demand? Using Census data between 2001 and 2011, this article studies the market supply of housing in response to migration-induced housing dema...

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उच्च वर्ग में विवाह (हाइपरगैमी) का अभाव और घरेलू हिंसा

उच्च वर्ग में विवाह (हाइपरगैमी) के अभाव - जब पत्नी की आर्थिक स्थिति उसके पति के बराबर या अधिक होती है, में क्या घरेलू हिंसा में वृद्धि होती है या कमी आती है, इसके बारे में प्राथमिक रूप से अस्पष्टता है...

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Assessing the extent and fiscal cost of teacher shortages in India

The New Education Policy has proposed that the one million teacher vacancies in public elementary schools be filled imperatively. Using 2019-20 District Information System for Education (u-DISE) data,...

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The psychosocial value of employment: Evidence from a refugee camp

Many of the world’s most vulnerable groups – including refugees –lack access to employment opportunities, which along with the obvious benefit of income generation also produces psychosocial benefits ...

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The role of regulatory innovation in reversing India’s environmental degradation

In the Yale Environmental Performance Index, India ranked last out of 180 countries. Anant Sudarshan examines the broader economic and developmental costs of environmental degradation. Based on the li...

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डिजिटल सपना: भारत को भविष्य के लिए कौशल-निपुण बनाना

कोविड-19 महामारी ने हमारे जीवन में आम होती जा रही प्रौद्योगिकी की गति को तेज कर दिया है, इसने एक बड़े डिजिटल विभाजन को भी उजागर किया है, जिससे भारत की आबादी का एक बड़ा हिस्सा इस प्रतिमान बदलाव से बाहर...

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Not exactly bad news: Fed tightening cycle’s implications for emerging markets

The conventional perception, that US Federal Reserve rate hikes necessarily imply capital outflows from emerging markets, is an incomplete assessment. This article disaggregates Fed hikes’ effects on ...

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Urban exclusion: Rethinking social protection in India in the wake of Covid-19

Economic insecurity caused by lockdowns during the early days of Covid-19 forced many households to rely on government welfare schemes to fulfil their consumption needs. Using data from the June 2020 ...

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Wheat export ban and heat stress: Balancing the trade-off between food security and farmers’ income

The recent imposition of a ban on wheat exports, in a bid to ensure food security, has meant that farmers will not realise the benefits from the recent increase in global wheat prices. In this post, K...

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Addressing the economic trade-offs of interlinkages in contemporary agrarian markets

Agrarian markets often see interlinked market transactions – the arhatiya deals with the farmer in both the crop market as a commission agent, and in the credit market as a moneylender. In this post, ...

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जलवायु संबंधी अपने लक्ष्यों को पूरा करने में भारत की प्रगति

जलवायु परिवर्तन पर पेरिस समझौते के तहत भारत का लक्ष्य ग्रीनहाउस गैस उत्सर्जन की तीव्रता को वर्ष 2005 के स्तर से वर्ष 2030 तक 33-35% तक कम करना है। मनीषा जैन ने ‘आइडियाज फॉर इंडिया’ में प्रकाशित अपने प...

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