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Widowhood in India
11 October, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Public policy has largely ignored specific problems of widows in India. And given their numbers, this exclusion can prove costly for society in general.
Unseen Workers: Women in Indian agriculture
01 April, 2015, Jayati Ghosh
Although women play a pivotal role in Indian agriculture, it is amazing to see how their work goes unnoticed in the public domain.
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.
Is Social Discrimination in Indian Labour Markets Coming Down?
04 February, 2014, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Indian labour markets are segmented by gender, caste and other social categories. But recent evidence of the wage gaps suggests some improvement, especially in rural areas.
Why are Women’s Health Outcomes in India so Poor?
29 November, 2011, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Women’s health outcomes in India are generally much worse than in comparator countries, despite two decades of very rapid growth in India. Public spending on health as a share of GDP has not increased, and per capita spending on immunisation and primary health centres has actually gone down.
The Growth-discrimination Nexus
13 April, 2011, Jayati Ghosh
It is argued by many that market forces break open age-old social norms, particularly those of caste and gender. However, unfortunately, capitalism in India, especially in its most recent globally integrated variant, has used social discrimination and exclusion to its own benefit, to take forward the growth tory.
Violence against Women: Economic Reforms and Increasing Insecurities
29 January, 2008, Jayati Ghosh
It is of course well-known that violence against women has deeply systemic roots, and that there is a "normalisation" of such violence where the economic and social status of women is already low. It is also increasingly recognised that such violence takes many forms. In addition to the overt physical violence (on which more below) there are what could be called "structural" forms of violence through economic, social and cultural processes.

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