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Parents in debt, out of work, school kids in city forced into child labour

With classes being shifted online, education has taken a back-seat for the majority of these children who do not have access to electronic devices and the internet.
Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 04:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar

India faces lost generation as Covid-19 pushes children to work

Global child labour had been gradually declining in the past two decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to reverse that trend, according to the ILO.
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak, India was struggling to keep children in school.(File Photo)
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak, India was struggling to keep children in school.(File Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 01:36 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Coronavirus pandemic could push 400mn Indians deeper into poverty, says ILO

The unemployment scenario is unlikely to improve in the second half of 2020, ILO said, adding that it estimates working hours will decline by 6.7% in the second quarter of 2020, which is equivalent to 195 million full-time workers.
The ILO warning corroborates local data, which shows that unemployment rate has spiked in India in a span of weeks.(Mint)
The ILO warning corroborates local data, which shows that unemployment rate has spiked in India in a span of weeks.(Mint)
Published on Apr 09, 2020 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19 crisis can push 40 cr informal sector workers in India deeper into poverty: ILO Report

According to the Internatioanal Labour Organisation report, India is among the countries less equipped to handle the situation arising out of lockdwon imposed to curb Covid-19 pandemic.
India has imposed a three-week lockdown till April 14 to contain the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
India has imposed a three-week lockdown till April 14 to contain the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Recognise unpaid care work as a common good

Care work is highly gendered and a barrier to women’s participation in the paid economy. It’s time we changed that
All over the world, women bear a disproportionate burden of household chores. This “sexist economic system” has resulted in gross imbalances in paid work, finds an Oxfam report released this past week(HT)
All over the world, women bear a disproportionate burden of household chores. This “sexist economic system” has resulted in gross imbalances in paid work, finds an Oxfam report released this past week(HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Global unemployment projected to rise by around 2.5 million in 2020: UN report

The number of people unemployed around the world stands at some 188 million. In addition, 165 million people do not have enough paid work, and 120 million have either given up actively searching for work or otherwise lack access to the labour market.
The annual WESO Trends report analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, labour underutilisation, working poverty, income inequality, labour income share and factors that exclude people from decent work.(HT file)
The annual WESO Trends report analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, labour underutilisation, working poverty, income inequality, labour income share and factors that exclude people from decent work.(HT file)
Published on Jan 21, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India

Unemployment rate among Indian women more than double of men: Study

The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India must seize the opportunity to create safe and healthy workplace

It has been well established that a safe and healthy workplace is a productive and dynamic one, leading to sustainable businesses.
During 2011-16, the number of cases of occupational diseases reported to the government in India was only 562. In contrast, a scientific article published in the National Medical Journal of India, 2016, indicates prevalence of occupational diseases such as silicosis and byssinosis.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
During 2011-16, the number of cases of occupational diseases reported to the government in India was only 562. In contrast, a scientific article published in the National Medical Journal of India, 2016, indicates prevalence of occupational diseases such as silicosis and byssinosis.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 20, 2019 08:08 AM IST
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ByDagmar Walter

Informal jobs are the new norm, not the exception

We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers to increase their collective representative voice.
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)
We need to identify strategies to organise informal workers (both the working poor and gig economy workers) to increase their collective representative voice and ensure that their fundamental rights at work are not violated.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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ByRadhicka Kapoor

There is no silver bullet to fight inequality

Not dogma but evidence should guide our fight against inequality
Degree of unionisation among women workers is half compared to men.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Degree of unionisation among women workers is half compared to men.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 10:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent
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