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The Unrealistic Optimism of Indians on Prospects of Upward Social Mobility -Ranjan Ray

-TheWire.in To rectify this gap between perception and reality, Inequality of opportunities and the lack of emphasis on primary education need to feature more prominently in Indian policy discussions. We are constantly reminded of how Narendra Modi started from humble beginnings by selling tea and rose to occupy the position of the prime minister of India. Irrespective of which side of the political divide one is on, there is no disputing the

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Modi govt didn't address jobs crisis in the first term. India's progress depends on it now -Sabina Dewan

sp; Most people in India cannot afford to be unemployed. Another challenge is that Indian youth, particularly those from vulnerable backgrounds, lack opportunities, and studies have shown that the Inequality of opportunity in one’s younger years manifests in an Inequality of outcomes in adulthood. Moreover, while enrolment rates have increased, learning outcomes remain weak, especially for youth

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Some Myths of Election Analysis - Subodh Varma

’t Matter to the People This is perhaps the most common of all myths, so much so that many progressive minded persons also willy-nilly subscribe to it. Joblessness was, and is, running high, Inequality has grown, wages are abysmally low and stagnant, costs of many crucial services like education and healthcare are lethally high, and yet, people do not hold Modi and his government responsible. In fact, they give him an even stronger mandate. T

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The middle income trap that India must avert

-Livemint.com A top economic adviser has flagged the risk of stagnation that lack of inclusive growth could cause. We must reduce Inequality and help everyone achieve upward mobility The warning by Rathin Roy, a member of an economic panel advising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that India could be headed for a “structural crisis" has sparked a debate on whether the economy’s days of high single-digit growth rates are a thing o

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London School of Economics announces Amartya Sen Chair; here's why Nobel laureate's name was chosen

-Financial Express With an aim to honour renowned India-born economist Amartya Sen, the London School of Economics and Political Science, has announced a Chair in Inequality Studies in his name. The Nobel laureate served as a professor in the economics department at the institute from 1971-82. The person holding the position would also serve in the capacity as the Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE, the institute said

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Squeeze on jobs -TK Rajalakshmi

ave been going down for economic and structural reasons, and how high economic growth has not translated into better lives for the masses. The 222-page report discusses the phenomenon of deep wage Inequality and its reasons, the link between Inequality and rural employment, the falling female workforce participation, unpaid care work for women, labour law reforms, contract labour dynamics, forms of stigm

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NYAY: No bridge between two Indias -R Ramakumar

reciable fall in absolute poverty or improvement in human development indicators. Secondly, the growth of incomes was deeply unequal in its spread. Since 2000, according to the estimates of the World Inequality Lab (WIL)—whose “core mission is to maintain and expand the World Inequality Database” (WID)—the incomes of the bottom 90 per cent of the population grew at about 2 per cent a

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Universal basic income not a panacea for poverty -Piyush Kamal

ds — has contributed significantly to transforming the economy from $400 billion to $2.7 trillion in the last two decades.  However, it has failed to make any noticeable dent in the income Inequality existing in the life of people struggling for survival at the bottom of the economic pyramid, raising a serious question mark on the inclusiveness of the growth despite dispensing a long list of welfare schemes to target the economically margin

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Making sense of NYAY -Jean Dreze

people who claim to need income support. It would be nice if India could achieve something similar, but the obstacles are daunting. Starting with the financial burden, a recent brief of the World Inequality Lab by Nitin Bharti and Lucas Chancel presents some useful figures. The authors essentially estimate the “minimum-income gap”, that is, the gap between minimum income and actual income summed over all households with actual income b

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Women's labour force participation in India among the world's lowest: Oxfam -Shagun Kapil

sed its estimates on employment unemployment survey (EUS) 2011-12, done by the National Sample Survey Oganisation (NSSO), International Labour Organization (ILO) studies, and also builds on the first Inequality report launched by Oxfam in 2018.   Analysing the gender pay gaps in the organised sector across different occupations and different enterprise type, it says that women professionals even in the highest ranks of labour (legislators, sen

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