Informal Sector
Opinion  /  Published 05.08.20

An epiphany: India's informal sector

In a recent conversation with Rahul Gandhi, the Nobel laureate, Muhammad Yunus, stressed the importance of recognizing informal sector workers and giving them greater privileges and rights. Many of th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.20

Below the radar

The unorganized labour market is the largest provider of employment and livelihoods in India. My attempt here is to provide glimpses of three different kinds of informal livelihoods that are driven by...
By Sujit Kumar Mishra in

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.19

Govt's response on jobs data is infantile

The National Sample Survey Office’s periodic labour force survey 2017-18 — the government has refused to make it public — continues to ooze suppressed data. The latest piece of evidence from the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.20

New energy, newer mobilisations

In February, about 150 women domestic workers came together in Chennai to be heard and to be seen as women and as workers employed in the lowest rungs of the labour market. They proclaimed their ident...
By Kalpana Karunakaran in

Opinion  /  Published 19.04.20

IMF forecasts stop-and-go impact

The latest forecasts made by the International Monetary Fund on world economic growth show a sharp reduction in the estimates. Global economic growth has been pruned from 2.9 per cent made last Octobe...
By The Editorial Board in


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