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Young people with unstable work life might suffer mental health problems later(Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash)

Young people with unstable work life might suffer mental health problems later

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:48 PM IST
A new study reveals that a precarious labour market may be shaping a poorer future for mental health of the young working population hence, future public health policies should address this problem in order to prevent long-term absenteeism
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell told Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until the Fed believes it has reached its goals on maximum employment and warned that many people in the hardest hit industries will likely need to find different jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell told Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until the Fed believes it has reached its goals on maximum employment and warned that many people in the hardest hit industries will likely need to find different jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)(AP)

Covid-19 effect: Progress in US industries tempered by losses says Powell

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:57 PM IST
The focus of Biden’s plan for $1.9 trillion in additional pandemic aid will turn to Senate consideration this week, following House passage on Saturday. Lawmakers hope to send the package to the president before March 14, when additional aid for many unemployed Americans expires.
The national unemployment rate was up 6.98% compared to 6.67% in September.(Reuters file photo)
The national unemployment rate was up 6.98% compared to 6.67% in September.(Reuters file photo)

Rural unemployment climbs to 6.9% in October

livemint, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:40 AM IST
India’s rural unemployment rate climbed more than 100 basis points month-on-month (m-o-m) in October with the region seeing a significant fall in the creation of person-days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), even as the rabi harvest season kicked off.
Figures gleaned from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) show that these payroll additions are being made in poorly paid jobs(File Photo)
Figures gleaned from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) show that these payroll additions are being made in poorly paid jobs(File Photo)

Payroll data shows job recovery’s distant

Mint, New Delhi | By Prashant K Nanda
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Good jobs in manufacturing, financial establishments and core engineering firms are far from making a recovery.
More than 18 million people were classified as temporarily unemployed in April, the most on record.(AP File Photo)
More than 18 million people were classified as temporarily unemployed in April, the most on record.(AP File Photo)

Goldman says almost a quarter of temporary Covid-19 layoffs in US to be permanent

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:42 AM IST
While the transition rate from temporary to permanent layoffs remains historically low, the figure nearly doubled from June to July, and Goldman expects further increases as fiscal support and the Paycheck Protection Program dries up.
A comparison of current perception on general economic situation in the CCS along with quarterly GDP figures shows that they have pretty much moved in tandem.(Bloomberg)
A comparison of current perception on general economic situation in the CCS along with quarterly GDP figures shows that they have pretty much moved in tandem.(Bloomberg)

Is economy recovering with easing of lockdown or sinking?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 10:03 AM IST
There is also the question of whether the recovery is merely sequential – current month over previous month – or strong enough to prevent an annual contraction from the second quarter onwards.
States also will have to ensure that the return of workers does not lead to the spread of the disease, particularly in rural areas(AP)
States also will have to ensure that the return of workers does not lead to the spread of the disease, particularly in rural areas(AP)

A shift in labour markets| HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:27 PM IST
The north and east must create opportunities for workers
An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)
An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:36 PM IST
For decades, straitlaced Saudi society offered limited opportunities for women seeking a paid job and the few who did find work were mostly restricted to the health and education sectors.
Instead of enabling people to move to cities, the policy approach is geared to keeping them out(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Instead of enabling people to move to cities, the policy approach is geared to keeping them out(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Fix the issues that plague the Indian housing market | Opinion

By Reuben Abraham and Pritika Hingorani
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Liberalising Floor Space Index caps will make homes accessible. Supplement it with additional infrastructure
The government should eradicate chokepoints as a first step(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The government should eradicate chokepoints as a first step(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The costs of congestion: A case study of Mumbai | Opinion

By Harsh Vardhan Pachisia and Kadambari Shah
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 06:18 PM IST
From economic efficiency to environmental damage, citizens pay a heavy price. There are ways to address this
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)

Recognise unpaid care work as a common good

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Care work is highly gendered and a barrier to women’s participation in the paid economy. It’s time we changed that
Governance needs quality, granular, city-level data. Come up with a decadal plan(HT PHOTO)
Governance needs quality, granular, city-level data. Come up with a decadal plan(HT PHOTO)

The other data challenge: Measuring life in a metro

By Harshita Agrawal, Harsh Vardhan Pachisia, and Kadambari Shah
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 07:07 PM IST
We need to know how many people enter cities, where they live, how they travel, and what they do for a living
File photo of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.(PTI)
File photo of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.(PTI)

Starting point to address slowdown would be to acknowledge it: Raghuram Rajan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 03:16 PM IST
The former RBI governor urged India to join free trade agreements judiciously in order to boost competition and improve domestic efficiency.
The minimum wages for piece-rated workers calls for a different approach from the usual time-rated notion(HT)
The minimum wages for piece-rated workers calls for a different approach from the usual time-rated notion(HT)

Can relocating industries help women job seekers?

By Eesha Kunduri and Farzana Afridi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:33 PM IST
Regularisation of unplanned industrial areas can help, as they create home-based work opportunities for them
According to the authors, the gender gap is present across a woman’s life but peaks between the age of 25-44 when marriage and parenthood prevent women from spending time at work.(Photo: Mint file)
According to the authors, the gender gap is present across a woman’s life but peaks between the age of 25-44 when marriage and parenthood prevent women from spending time at work.(Photo: Mint file)

How women and men spend their time

Livemint | By Sneha Alexander
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:03 PM IST
In a World Bank study, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich and Mariana Viollaz analyse time-use patterns in 19 countries to better understand how men and women spend their time.
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence or early adulthood that require hospital care are linked to low income, poor education.(Unsplash)
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence or early adulthood that require hospital care are linked to low income, poor education.(Unsplash)

Serious mental disorder in youth may have lasting impact on employment prospects, says study

Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:39 AM IST
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence or early adulthood that require hospital care are linked to low income, poor education, and unemployment over the life span of individuals, suggests a study.
The study, to be presented on Saturday looks at race, gender and education in shaping gender ideology over four decades.(Unsplash)
The study, to be presented on Saturday looks at race, gender and education in shaping gender ideology over four decades.(Unsplash)

Women gained more economic power but gender gap persists

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 11:46 AM IST
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce and attaining economic power, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about equality between men and women.
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)

How to revive job growth in the country

By Santosh Mehrotra and J Parida
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:02 PM IST
First, the government must increase public investment in social services. Second, it should introduce a multi-pronged industrial policy to reverse the poor manufacturing performance since 1991
That instinct told me that, unlike the genteel Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Modi and Shah always play to win, never to come an honourable second(AFP)
That instinct told me that, unlike the genteel Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Modi and Shah always play to win, never to come an honourable second(AFP)

Modi must utilise the best ideas of his predecessors

By Rupa Subramanya
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:27 PM IST
India can’t possibly even dream about double digit growth without further fundamental reform, especially of labour markets, financial markets, and greater privatisation of public sector units PSUs — to say nothing of simplifying the Goods and Services Tax into a single rate with minimal exemptions
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)

Unemployment is a function of state policies

By Shamika Ravi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:33 PM IST
We must take this debate beyond national statistics and scrutinise the local business climate across states in India
Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.(Reuters/File)
Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.(Reuters/File)

Five million jobs lost between 2016-18, says report

PTI, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 07:32 PM IST
Employment opportunities declined and five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, according to a report released by the city-based Azim Premji University.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers carry flags past a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event to celebrate the reservation bill passed in Parliament, Mumbai, January 10.(AFP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers carry flags past a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event to celebrate the reservation bill passed in Parliament, Mumbai, January 10.(AFP)

What the 10% EWS quota and the farm loan waiver have in common

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 08:00 AM IST
They are a manifestation of deepening fault lines in our democracy. They will benefit only a minuscule minority.
H-1B workers are “frequently” placed in poor working conditions and “vulnerable to abuse”, a US think-tank claimed Thursday, seeking reforms such as substantial increase in wages.(AFP)
H-1B workers are “frequently” placed in poor working conditions and “vulnerable to abuse”, a US think-tank claimed Thursday, seeking reforms such as substantial increase in wages.(AFP)

H-1B holders ‘frequently’ placed in poor working conditions: US think-tank

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 09:05 AM IST
The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.
A parliamentary panel has asked the government to frame a policy to tap the potential of the global labour market and set up a database of Indian migrant workers to protect their rights (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)
A parliamentary panel has asked the government to frame a policy to tap the potential of the global labour market and set up a database of Indian migrant workers to protect their rights (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)

Parliamentary panel for policy to tap global labour market potential, migrant workers database

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The standing committee for the external affairs ministry made the recommendations in its latest report on issues related to migrant workers that was submitted to Parliament this month. The panel expressed concern at existing arrangements for the protection, safety and welfare of Indian migrants.
The changing, impatient Indian voter affords a unique opportunity for our polity to forge a new development discourse for India(PTI)
The changing, impatient Indian voter affords a unique opportunity for our polity to forge a new development discourse for India(PTI)

India’s challenges need visionary leadership to break political interests

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2018 10:04 AM IST
Building a 21st century state requires visionary political leadership that challenges entrenched political interests and pushes policy imagination beyond business as usual
India’s labour markets are as multifaceted as the nation itself. But the tidy binary between informality and formality posits informality as always bad with poor quality work and lack of skill with low productivity and wages(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)
India’s labour markets are as multifaceted as the nation itself. But the tidy binary between informality and formality posits informality as always bad with poor quality work and lack of skill with low productivity and wages(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times)

More than formalising informal jobs, we need to create productive ones

By Sabina Dewan and Partha Mukhopadhyay
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:27 AM IST
For the future job market, remove barriers to productivity, ensure that wages rise in tandem, enable voice for workers and expand a portable social protection framework that is de-linked from employment.
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Job growth should address India’s socio-economic concerns

UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Azim Premji University’s State of Working India report has a central message: Gandhi and Ambedkar must meet Kuznets and Lewis
Doctors at a hospital in New Delhi. The private security industry in India employed 7 million workers in 2015, making it larger than healthcare and almost as large as public administration.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Doctors at a hospital in New Delhi. The private security industry in India employed 7 million workers in 2015, making it larger than healthcare and almost as large as public administration.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

Private security industry is a bigger employer than healthcare in India: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 08:06 AM IST
Two of every three Indian workers earned up to Rs 10,000 per month in 2015
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.(HT File Photo)
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.(HT File Photo)

Scheduled Castes among worst sufferers of India’s job problem

By Sukhdeo Thorat
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.
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)

Why clubbing employment and work in India is misleading

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayati Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:33 AM IST
This lack of distinction explains the decline in women’s workforce participation rates. The decline reflects a shift from paid to unpaid work.
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