Tag Search: “urbanisation”
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...
- Shubhangi Karia Tanvi Mehta
- 09 December, 2021
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...
- Deepaboli Chatterjee Neelanjan Sircar
- 06 December, 2021
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...
- Devesh Kapur Neelanjan Sircar Milan Vaishnav
- 06 December, 2021
Spatial disparities in household earnings in India
The per-capita state domestic product of Haryana (India’s richest state) was 5.6 times that of Bihar (poorest state) in 2017-18, up from 3.8 in 1996-97. Differences in urbanisation levels and inabilit...
- S. Chandrasekhar Karthikeya Naraparaju Ajay Sharma
- 18 August, 2021
DUET: Some practical concerns
Providing her perspective on Jean Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Ashwini Kulkarni raises pertinent questions about the implementation process. She outlines the role of ‘labour cont...
- Ashwini Kulkarni
- 08 October, 2020
DUET: Need to keep open mind, pilot cautiously
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal for an urban work programme, Sandip Sukhtankar contends that given the potential promise but obvious issues that need to be addressed, the proposal is indeed ripe f...
- Sandip Sukhtankar
- 24 September, 2020
DUET: Weighing the costs and benefits
Presenting her perspective on Drèze’s DUET proposal, Farzana Afridi contends that in the net, we need to evaluate the relative cost and benefit of having a potentially administratively complex urban ...
- Farzana Afridi
- 21 September, 2020
DUET: Learning from the experiences of other countries
Commenting on Drèze’s DUET proposal, Martin Ravallion suggests that three steps are needed: learning from other countries’ experiences with similar policies, conducting trials in various contexts befo...
- Martin Ravallion
- 16 September, 2020
DUET: Addressing ‘why’ before ‘how’
Commenting on Drèze's DUET proposal and related views, Ashok Kotwal argues that we need to consider the rationale for such an urban work programme, before diving into the design details.
- Ashok Kotwal
- 15 September, 2020
DUET: Decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies
Dilip Mookherjee supports Drèze’s suggestion to decentralise employment generation to urban local bodies, and contends that the moribund nature of urban local government is a key reason for the neglec...
- Dilip Mookherjee
- 14 September, 2020
DUET: Employment programme in public works in small towns
Given the severe problems of unemployment and under-employment in urban India, particularly among the country’s burgeoning youth population, Pranab Bardhan emphasises the need for an employment progra...
- Pranab Bardhan
- 12 September, 2020
DUET: Towards employment as a universal right
Debraj Ray contends that we should push forward with the agenda of employment as a universal right, and DUET would move that needle. He discusses two aspects of the proposal – keeping track of workers...
- Debraj Ray
- 11 September, 2020