Income Inequality
Business  /  Published 12.12.20

Warning on rise in inequality

The handsome 25 per cent rise in corporate profits in the September quarter amid a sharp contraction in GDP was on the back of wage squeezes, leading to a rise in inequalities in India, economist Nour...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.20

Many lines: Poverty measured by income

A recent report brought out by the Union ministry of rural development claims that poverty should not be measured by the lack of a subsistence level of income alone. Subsistence income is usually esti...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 03.10.20

Women’s income hit more by Covid blow

A professor of psychiatry at CMC Vellore said women had specific roles that were not “appropriately acknowledged”. “Sometimes some roles, for example the role of a caregiver, is not...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.18

India's struggling middle class

By Ashok V. Desai in

India  /  Published 15.02.19

Judge aspirant income floor tweaked

The Supreme Court collegium has decided to introduce a lower income threshold for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes candidates and government counsel aspiring to be high cour...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 01.07.19

What India can do about homelessness

Food, clothing and shelter are three basic human needs. Out of the three, shelter remains beyond the reach of 1.77 million people in India, accounting for 0.15 per cent of the nation’s population (C...
By Debarati Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.19

Gender gap: India is way behind Rwanda

The significant gender gap prevailing worldwide has been portrayed by the Global Gender Gap Index of the World Economic Forum since 2006. According to the 2018 report, India is ranked 108th among the ...
By Atanu Biswas in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.19

Issues that matter

Pollution and education, not war. Calcutta has made it clear what people want the next government to focus on.At The Telegraph presents Unputdownable Manifesto, Voice of the People, eight issues were ...
By Debraj Mitra and Cordelia Nelson in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

Welfare measures and wealth creation

In the ‘post-truth’ world we live in, the pervasive use of arguments based on chicanery should not surprise us. One such argument goes as follows: a high level of wealth inequality no doubt underm...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.19

The real reasons for economic inequality

Economic inequality in India has been increasing. According to some sources, India’s top 1 per cent now holds almost 35-60 per cent of the nation’s wealth, while the top 10 per cent holds almost 7...
By Rakesh Kumar in


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