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Women Labor Force Participation in India – Declined from 42.6 to 31.2 percent during 1993–94 to 2011–12

This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision … Continue reading

Labor Market Information – Using online job-portal big data

Economists and other social scientists are increasingly using big data analytics to address longstanding economic questions and complement existing information sources. Big data produced by online platforms can yield a wealth of diverse, highly granular, multidimensional information with a variety of potential applications. This paper examines how online job-portal data can be used as a … Continue reading

A Fourth of Humanity Is Now Young – The vast majority live in the developing world

Much has been made of the challenges of aging societies. But it’s the youth bulge that stands to put greater pressure on the global economy, sow political unrest, spur mass migration and have profound consequences for everything from marriage to Internet access to the growth of cities. The parable of our time might well be: … Continue reading

India – Protest against planned labor reforms

Modi plans to launch the biggest overhaul of labor laws in decades, giving companies greater flexibility in hiring and firing workers – reforms that economistsand businesses say will help job creation and unleash more economic growth. These changes would make it tougher for employees to form unions or to go on strike, but include measures … Continue reading

India and Australia – The trade agreement to include upskilling

The planned Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between Australia and India will enable Australia to contribute to the mass upskilling of India’s youth population, said Belinda Robinson, chief executive of Universities Australia, this week.  The agreement, which is expected to be finalised at the end of the year, is being seen as an opportunity for both … Continue reading

From India to UN and More – A Guide to Careers in International Affairs & Relations

Guess Post by Saurabh Tyagi : There is a number of burning international issues such as terrorism, border disputes that demand a lot of public attention. However, when we think about these issues, there is also a thought about people who work in this area, who make the very important decisions on behalf of the entire country. … Continue reading

The Skills Gap in India

Of the five million graduates, only 34% are readily employable. Most lack necessary skills required for any role in any industry, according to an assessment tests done by Wheebox-People Strong in association with CII. Census data released in September 2013 indicated that 63.4% of India’s total population falls in the working age group. According to … Continue reading

India – Only 27% candidates enrolled in skill dev programmes got jobs

Only 27 per cent of the candidates enrolled in five national skill development programmes managed to secure jobs, says a World Bank study. “As per interim findings of the report, 27 per cent of candidates enrolled in the above skill development programmes found employment. “Some of the reasons for non-employment include resistance to migration, pursuit … Continue reading

India – Has to raise workforce participation to 80% says PwC

To avoid squandering its demographic dividend, India must make substantial reforms in its education sector and the country needs to raise workforce participation from 58 per cent to 80 per cent to be at par with China, says a report.  According to global consultancy firm PwC, the nation’s education system has benefited the upper class, … Continue reading

Minimum Monthly Wages in India – Could go up to Rs 15,000

The Centre plans to fix minimum national monthly wages at around Rs 15,000 for all jobs in both the formal and informal sectors in the country. * The National Minimum Wages Act, 1948, lays down minimum wages for 45 listed economic activities, which also serve as minimum wages for these activities in the states. However, … Continue reading

India – TCS to hire 55,000

IT giant TCS is believed to be undertaking a significant performance-related restructuring of its workforce, which may also lead to some employees being asked to leave the company. Sources said that the restructuring exercise could affect both onsite and offsite positions across various verticals, even as the company said it is on track to meet … Continue reading

India – 46 percent are fully engaged finds survey

According to the Dale Carnegie India Employee Engagement Report 2014 released today, Indian employees are significantly more engaged than their global counterparts with 46 percent employees fully engaged compared to the global average of 34 percent. Large companies in India with more than 100,000 employees tend to have the lowest amount of disgruntled employees at … Continue reading

Women In India – Education has not translated to equivalent gains in employment

Female enrolment in colleges leapt from 10 per cent of total admissions at the time of independence to 41 per cent in 2010.  However, this has not translated to equivalent gains in women’s employment. Indeed, in the past few decades, the percentage of urban and educated working women has been stagnant or even fallen. Overall, … Continue reading

India to China – Set up manufacturing units

India today asked China to invest in setting up manufacturing units in the country to bridge the widening trade deficit and create jobs in the country. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India has signed an agreement with China in June to set up Chinese Industrial Parks in India. “We are expecting Chinese to … Continue reading

Youth Job Guarantee in India – Improving over time

While politicians in the advanced economies think it is a clever strategy to deliberately create poverty via unemployment, there are now several countries which have implemented direct job creation schemes to counter the major problems associated with persistent unemployment. For example, the Argentinean government introduced the Jefes de Hogar (Head of Households) program in 2001 … Continue reading

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