Institute for Human Development (IHD) & Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) Webinar on "Migrant Labour in the Shadow of the Pandemic"
Published On: 2nd May, 2020 | Duration: 1 hour, 29 min, 46 sec
Webinar Abstract: This lecture has three major objectives. It clears myths about the nature of labour migration in India and presents broad estimates of such migrants by type. It then discusses the impact of the pandemic containment strategy (lock-down) on different categories of labour migrants and immediate policy imperatives. Finally, it discusses the medium and long-term policies in relation to labour migration and informal employment in India.
About the Speaker: Professor Ravi Srivastava is a former Professor of Economics, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is currently Director, Centre of Employment Studies, Institute of Human Development, Delhi. He is a leading researcher on labour migration, employment, and the informal economy, and was a full-time member of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, Government of India.
Moderated by Professor Deepak Nayyar, President, ISLE; Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi.
The Webinar is introduced by Professor Alakh N. Sharma, Director, IHD.