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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sonalde Desai

The writer is senior fellow, NCAER, Delhi and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, US.

Economic policy needs to address those who have seen the greatest distress during lockdown
Tue, Oct 20, 2020

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.

PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

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.

Telephone survey shows high understanding of social distancing, support for lockdown
Mon, Apr 20, 2020

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.

Decline in women work participation rates can be traced to poor quality of data collection processes
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

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.

Don’t dismantle, reform
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

There is evidence to suggest that with a few modifications, MGNREGA can dent poverty.

The new young
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Exposure to television and digital media grew by leaps and bounds between 2005 and 2012.

Cereal indiscretions
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

The food security act is inadequate to meeting the malnutrition challenge.

When incomes grow,but jobs elude
Wed, Jul 03, 2013

The latest NSSO data also underlines the increasing absence of women from the labour market

Like flowers and chocolates
Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Setting up women-only banks overlooks the reasons for their exclusion