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What determines women's labour force participation in India?

This study has been authored by Ruchika Chaudhary.
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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By IWWAGE

Strengthening socio-economic rights of women in the informal economy

The study has been authored by Ayushi Gupta and Kanika Jha Kingra.
It is estimated that informal workers make up nearly 90% of India’s labour force, and among women who work, more than 90% work in the informal economy.(AP File Photo)
It is estimated that informal workers make up nearly 90% of India’s labour force, and among women who work, more than 90% work in the informal economy.(AP File Photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 06:40 AM IST
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By IWWAGE

To restart the economy, identify the recovery foundation workforce| Analysis

Evaluate links between demography, skill sets and work locations of workers. Prioritise and get them back
The Indian economy has many moving parts, of which migrant workers constitute a significant component(REUTERS)
The Indian economy has many moving parts, of which migrant workers constitute a significant component(REUTERS)
Published on May 05, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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By Raghu Raman

Costly labour, curbs on movement rock the boat for Mohali farmers in harvest season

Labour is charging up to 6000 an acre; combines allowed only in the day from April 15
A farmer harvesting wheat in a Mohali village amid the nationwide lockdown on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
A farmer harvesting wheat in a Mohali village amid the nationwide lockdown on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Apr 14, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali

A dress that feeds the nation: Why it is essential to support the local businesses right now

Buy Local: The immediate survival of artisans, their craft and that of their future generations, depends on the choices we make now. If this becomes the norm and gathers momentum, then not only do we aid our current workforce, but we also create more jobs in this industry. Read on.
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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By Payal Khandwala

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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India needs to focus on early childhood education

A recent concept, ECE is good for the child, the mother, the family, the society and the economy. Expand it
Society needs to create structures to take care of young children. This will free young women to work(Shutterstock)
Society needs to create structures to take care of young children. This will free young women to work(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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By Madhav Chavan

Gender biases restrict women entrepreneurs

The statistics are not encouraging. Women entrepreneurs, according to a study, made up a mere 13.76% of the total number of entrepreneurs. This puts India at 52nd of 57 countries in the Index of Women Entrepreneurs
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 07:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker

India has worked on fundamentals, but problems need to be addressed: IMF

The IMF on Tuesday trimmed India’s growth forecast by 90 basic points to 6.1 per cent. This is second downward revision in seven months and in total 120 basis points reduction. 100 basis points is equal to one percentage point.
IMF Managing Director said there has been a very strong growth in India over the last years and the IMF is projecting reasonably strong growth for the country.(Reuters Representative Image)
IMF Managing Director said there has been a very strong growth in India over the last years and the IMF is projecting reasonably strong growth for the country.(Reuters Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

In Gurugram, workers stare at an uncertain future as the auto sector faces slowdown

In Gurugram, the country’s largest automotive hub, which houses more than a 1,000 automotive manufacturing companies with a 400-plus labour force, more than 40,000 workers, according to labour rights activists, have been affected by the slowdown
Thousands of unsold cars lie at the Maruti plant in Manesar. The area houses more than 1,000 automotive manufacturing companies, which employ several thousand workers who have been retrenched due to the slowdown in the industry.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Thousands of unsold cars lie at the Maruti plant in Manesar. The area houses more than 1,000 automotive manufacturing companies, which employ several thousand workers who have been retrenched due to the slowdown in the industry.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Unemployment rate among Christian men highest: Govt

Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi presented the data in the Lok Sabha in reply to a question posed by Trinamool Congress member Prasun Banerjee
Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi presented the data in the Lok Sabha in reply to a question posed by Trinamool Congress member Prasun Banerjee.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi presented the data in the Lok Sabha in reply to a question posed by Trinamool Congress member Prasun Banerjee.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya

Maharashtra Budget: Govt to spend Rs. 300 crore to set up 50 industrial parks in tehsils

As part of a pilot project, it will start creating parks in 50 tehsils, for which the government has made a provision of 300 crore.
(From left) Congress’ Prithviraj Chavan, NCP’s Ajit Pawar with Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat and NCP leader Jayant Patil showing the tweets on the Maharashtra budget.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Congress’ Prithviraj Chavan, NCP’s Ajit Pawar with Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat and NCP leader Jayant Patil showing the tweets on the Maharashtra budget.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik

Unemployment rate, highest in 45 years, touches 6.1%

The data released by the labour ministry on a day when Modi 2.0 Cabinet took charge, showed 7.8 per cent of all employable urban youth being jobless, while the percentage for the rural was 5.3 per cent.
Data released by the labour ministry on a day when Modi 2.0 Cabinet took charge, showed 7.8 per cent of all employable urban youth being jobless. In this picture, unemployed youths waiting to get registration for interview during the mega placement drive organised on the eve of
Data released by the labour ministry on a day when Modi 2.0 Cabinet took charge, showed 7.8 per cent of all employable urban youth being jobless. In this picture, unemployed youths waiting to get registration for interview during the mega placement drive organised on the eve of "Skill Summit -2018" organised by state government in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 31, 2019 06:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

India moves up to 43rd in competitiveness; Singapore tops chart

Economists regard competitiveness as vital for the long-term health of a country’s economy as it empowers businesses to achieve sustainable growth, generates jobs and enhance the welfare of citizens.
India’s ranking has improved by one place in past one year to 43rd, driven by a growth in real GDP, improvements in business among other reasons.(HT File Photo/Gurminder Singh)
India’s ranking has improved by one place in past one year to 43rd, driven by a growth in real GDP, improvements in business among other reasons.(HT File Photo/Gurminder Singh)
Updated on May 29, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Unemployment is a function of state policies

We must take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise the local business climate across states in India
The strong variations across states implies that unemployment is a function of state economic policies and we need to take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise local business climate across states in India(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
The strong variations across states implies that unemployment is a function of state economic policies and we need to take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise local business climate across states in India(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Updated on May 10, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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By Shamika Ravi

‘Pakistan uses terrorism as tool against India’: Former US spymaster

Former CIA acting director Michael Morell, in a podcast discussion with Kurt Campbell and Rich Verma on Thursday, alleged that Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Pakistan has “created terrorist groups to be a tool” in their struggle against India, Morell said(Twitter/Michael Morell)
Pakistan has “created terrorist groups to be a tool” in their struggle against India, Morell said(Twitter/Michael Morell)
Updated on May 03, 2019 02:26 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

In Mao-style revolution move, 10 mn young Chinese to be sent to villages

The report did not say how the volunteers will be chosen or persuaded or whether it will be mandatory for some to head to the villages.
Soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army of China preparing for a military parade(REUTERS File)
Soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army of China preparing for a military parade(REUTERS File)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Opinion| China’s slowing down, and that’s bad news for the world

India will be deeply impacted by the turmoil in the Chinese economy, but this is not on our radar yet
Though unstated, there is no doubt that the natural slowdown in the economy is being exacerbated by the continuing the US-China trade war. President Donald Trump has extended the deadline on imposition of 25% tariffs on nearly $500 billion of Chinese exports to the US in recognition that progress was being made in ongoing trade negotiations(AFP)
Though unstated, there is no doubt that the natural slowdown in the economy is being exacerbated by the continuing the US-China trade war. President Donald Trump has extended the deadline on imposition of 25% tariffs on nearly $500 billion of Chinese exports to the US in recognition that progress was being made in ongoing trade negotiations(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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By Shyam Saran

The road to social protection, beyond jobs

The changing nature of work is upending traditional employment globally, and with it, social protection systems. Take for instance, insurance, made possible through mandatory contribution and payroll taxes on formal wage employment.
The changing nature of work is upending traditional employment globally, and with it, social protection systems.(HT File Photo)
The changing nature of work is upending traditional employment globally, and with it, social protection systems.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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By Michal Rutkowski

Labour participation dips as more women withdraw from workforce

An HT analysis using the reported findings from the Business Standard story and World Bank population projections shows that the total number of workers in India in 2017-18 is 464.01 million.
Women workers sort onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Bhopal.(PTI)
Women workers sort onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Bhopal.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha

The US-China trade war is an opportunity for India

With a large labour force, India is well positioned to capture the market of larger firms exiting China for more economic pastures. While the government must offer a strong commitment and support, the Shenzhen-type special governance zones should have institutional and economic autonomy.
Shenzhen was carved out as an experimental ground for capitalism with flexible governance and legal framework.(REUTERS)
Shenzhen was carved out as an experimental ground for capitalism with flexible governance and legal framework.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 09:56 AM IST
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By Tinaz Mistry and Avanti Durani

China’s population set to peak at 1.44 billion in 2029: Report

By the middle of the century, China’s population is expected to drop to 1.36 billion - a fall in the labour force of close to 200 million. The study also predicted a rise in the dependency rate (increase in the proportion of non-working people like the elderly and the children).
China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report said.(AP File Photo)
China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report said.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Shanghai | By Reuters

For all the talk of women empowerment, they are politically marginalised

It is no one’s contention that electoral rhetoric should be focused only on women but half the population deserves much more attention than it gets now
How heartening it would be if political parties gearing up for elections were to discuss seriously how to push up the number of women candidates. If the last election was about development, this one could be about development plus women’s rights.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
How heartening it would be if political parties gearing up for elections were to discuss seriously how to push up the number of women candidates. If the last election was about development, this one could be about development plus women’s rights.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 04:26 PM IST
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Why clubbing employment and work in India is misleading

This lack of distinction explains the decline in women’s workforce participation rates. The decline reflects a shift from paid to unpaid work.
An NSSO survey shows that in rural areas, the average trip to the water source takes 20 minutes and there is a 15­minute waiting time and it takes several trips to meet the water needs.(PTI File Photo)
An NSSO survey shows that in rural areas, the average trip to the water source takes 20 minutes and there is a 15­minute waiting time and it takes several trips to meet the water needs.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 10:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayati Ghosh

Did the Indian economy create nearly 13 million jobs in 2017?

While a final conclusion on employment growth should wait for 2017-18 NSSO data, rosy estimates based on selective assumptions do not inspire much confidence .
The estimation of new jobs in EPFO data is tricky and has been discussed widely.(Mint File Photo)
The estimation of new jobs in EPFO data is tricky and has been discussed widely.(Mint File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amit Basole and Anand Shrivastava

90,000 jobs, over 25 million aspirants: Massive response to railways hiring process

The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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