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A Fifth of Women Workers in Delhi Moved from Informal to Formal Sector Since 2010: Study The study pointed out that women, who are more experienced, possess higher educational qualifications and belong to higher income groups, along with being upper caste and non-migrants. A study has found that one-fifth of the women working in Delhi’s informal sector migrated to the formal sector between 2010 and 2019. The study was conducted by the Institute for Human Development (IHD) on women employed in the informal sector in the national capital....

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Study Reveals Covid-Led Job Loss is Forcing People to Beg on the Streets of Delhi: Report Those forced to take up begging due to loss of work during the pandemic include women involved in domestic work, temporary workers in hotels, poverty unemployment. The latest study by Institute for Human Development (IHD) between February and April this year, by the Delhi government has revealed that more than half of those surveyed (52 per cent) are “new entrants” who have taken up begging during the past five years and...

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Most households in rural Bihar faced livelihood crisis during the first wave of COVID-19, reveals a recent study

The pandemic's first wave had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of rural workers in Bihar (including the self-employed) last year, according to a survey based research, jointly done by economists from Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University, Australia and the New Delhi-based Institute for Human Development. A recent press note issued by the authors of the study shows that almost 94.4 percent of the households participating...

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India's data collectors have a number problem as national survey office faces staff crunch - Samarth Bansal

-Hindustan Times The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) is facing a shortage of investigators for conducting surveys, a response to an RTI filed by Hindustan Times revealed, raising questions about the quality of data being generated from these surveys. The field operations division of the NSSO, which is responsible for collecting primary data, has around 24% of positions vacant for the posts of junior and senior statistical officers. Data from NSSO is central...

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Joblessness rises to 5-year high -Somesh Jha

-The Hindu Female unemployment rose to 8.7% in 2015-16 from 7.7% a year earlier Jobless economic growth continues to haunt India's youth, with the country’s unemployment rate rising to a five-year high of five per cent in 2015-16, according to the latest annual household survey on employment conducted by Labour Bureau. India’s economy grew 7.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2015-16, slowing from 7.9 per cent a year earlier. The country’s...

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