The writer is senior fellow, NCAER, Delhi and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, US.
The urban poor is still finding it difficult to return to work. Targeting social safety nets towards them is necessary as the economy struggles to recover.
Given this uncertainty over the reach of PM-KISAN and its targeting, the relevance of the scheme needs to be carefully evaluated during this period.
When asked about how many people they had come in contact with outside the house over the preceding 24 hours, over 50 per cent responded that they had not come in contact with anyone.
In our concern with ostensibly declining women’s work participation, we have missed out on identifying sectors from which women are excluded and more importantly, in which women are included. It may be time for us to count women’s work rather than women workers.
There is evidence to suggest that with a few modifications, MGNREGA can dent poverty.
Exposure to television and digital media grew by leaps and bounds between 2005 and 2012.
The food security act is inadequate to meeting the malnutrition challenge.
The latest NSSO data also underlines the increasing absence of women from the labour market
Setting up women-only banks overlooks the reasons for their exclusion