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Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Tragic end: Suicides on the rise

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019 — an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2018 — according to latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Maharashtra, T...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Lost labour: Working Indian women

Employment of women in India has an interesting trajectory. The periodic labour force survey (2018-19) states that approximately 83 per cent of the total number of women employed in India earn their l...
By Aarushee Shukla, Yamini in

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.20

Mind and body: Anxiety and depression on rise

The elephant in the room cannot go unacknowledged. A study by the International Labour Organization has found that one out of two young people around the world is now subject to anxiety and depression...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.20

Great burden: Indian employment crisis

The worst effect of the pandemic on the Indian economy has been the widespread loss of jobs, substantial pay cuts, and disruptions in education and training programmes. A recent survey published by th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

What the NSSO employment report really says

The National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India was not allowed to be made public by the government. However, bits and pieces of the findings of the report have appeared in the public ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.20

Blind spot: Labour laws

The International Labour Organization has expressed deep concern to the Government of India over the suspension of labour laws by a number of states. India is a member of the ILO and has ratified 47 c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.18

Despite growth, wages in India remain low

A recent report on wages across the globe conducted by the International Labour Organization indicates that around the world, the rate of growth of wages in 2017 has been the slowest since 2008. This ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.20

Living on the edge

Home is where the heart is and the workplace is wherever there is internet connectivity. In the 21st century, the boundary between home and office was fluid to begin with. But afflicted by the novel c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.20

Disappearing through the cracks

This year’s Economic Survey has thrown up an intriguing statistic: 60 per cent of women in India in the productive age bracket of 15-59 years are engaged in full-time housework. This does not augur ...
By Chitvan Singh Dhillon and Navdeep SIngh in


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