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Women's work in India
07 September, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
The decline in workforce participation by women in India reflects shift from paid to unpaid work. In the absence of basic amenities, a greater proportion of women are engaged in fetching water, collecting fuel for cooking. Once we take into account these unpaid and socially unrecognised activities done by women, it is found that workforce participation of women is greater than men.
Workshop on "Gender dimensions of paid and unpaid work in China and India", Kunming, China 26-28 September 2014, organised by Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi and Tsinghua University, Beijing, with support from Ford Foundation
30 September, 2014,
To specifically examine the gender-specific patterns of paid and unpaid work in China and India, Economic Research Foundation in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing, organised a workshop in Kunming, China over 26-28 September 2014, with support from Ford Foundation.
The Rural Employment Guarantee under UPA-2
07 January, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
After the initial success in enacting the MNREGA, the central government’s enthusiasm for its own programme seems to have diminished in its second term.
Economic Crises and Women’s Work: Exploring progressive strategies in a rapidly changing environment
11 March, 2013, Jayati Ghosh
Analysis of women’s employment and decent work in the context of the global economic crisis shows that gender sensitive policy responses are more likely to be successful.
Recent Employment Trends in India and China:An Unfortunate Convergence?
05 April, 2007, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
This paper argues that both China and India, despite the similarity of the current international hype about their future economic prospects and also despite their obvious differences, face rather similar economic problems at present with respect to the labour market. In both countries, the strategy of development is delivering relatively high growth without commensurate increases in employment, especially in the organised sector; and the bulk of new employment is in lower productivity activities under uncertain and often oppressive conditions. It is argued that this paradox may be a common result of the similar strategy of economic expansion currently being followed in both countries.
Working More for Less
28 November, 2006, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
According to data from the recently released NSS large survey, between 1999-2000 and 2004-05, there was a revival of aggregate employment growth to approximately the rates achieved in the 1980s. In a previous paper, we had noted that this employment growth was essentially in non-agriculture in both rural and urban areas, and dominantly in self-employment for male workers, as well as substantial increase in regular work for women workers.

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