Friday, 31 March, 2023
TopicLabour force

Topic: Labour force

Kerala’s demography is changing. But not how politicians are saying

The guests in God’s own country are carrying Kerala’s labour burden. Bengali market, Bhojpuri songs exist alongside Malayali mundus.

Real estate, IT, gig jobs, MNREGA: Making sense of India’s roller-coaster unemployment crisis

Employment in India rose from 394.6 million in August to 404.2 million in September, and while the numbers are still below pre-Covid levels, the increase is encouraging.

Who is vocational education training for? Data shows over 84% Indian didn’t get any

Periodic Labour Force Survey data shows the situation is worse for women. And those who got the training, almost half of them accounted for self-learning or ‘learning on the job’.

5 of 10 states with highest share of women legislators are from northeast. Here’s why

Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2020-2021 shows Mizoram, Sikkim, Manipur, and Meghalaya have India's highest female-to-male ratio vis-a-vis legislators, senior officials & managers.

India saw a 30% decrease in jobs for young people since 2016. Here’s why

According to a report published at the Centre for Economic Data & Analysis, policy must tackle India’s youth—aged 15 to 29—losing jobs.

What’s behind the ‘improvement’ in employment situation in labour force survey report

The improved employment scenario as per PLFS 2019-20 is restricted to women and is due to the increased percentage of rural women in the unpaid family worker category.

There’s a hidden ‘pink tax’ on women’s mobility in Mumbai: Study

Researchers from World Bank and Maryland University surveyed over 3,000 households in Greater Mumbai Region and found that improvement in public transit can differentially benefit women.

In ‘progressive’ Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, only 1 in 5 young urban women in paid work

Has the Covid-19 pandemic further increased the gender gap in terms of employment in India?

In India’s job market, women have higher exit rate, lower entry rate than men: Study

Researchers from IIM Bangalore and Warwick University analysed IHDS data from 2004-05 and 2011-12 to find that the situation is especially stark for women in urban areas.

More young urban Indian men appear to be studying longer, not looking for jobs: New research

Researchers looked at 2004-05 NSS data and 2017-18 labour force survey to find men in 20-29 age group in states like Bihar and Jharkhand either take an informal job or remain unemployed.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.