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India’s services sector boom has failed on the jobs front

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BusinessLine As is widely recognised, India’s economic growth since the 1990s has largely been on account of an expansion of the services sector, in which exports are seen as having played an important role. The rise in the share of services in GDP was particu... More »

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Why incomes, jobs aren’t rising fast enough

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BusinessLine Some economists are vigorously churning out statistics to prove that the Indian economy is generating enough jobs. Some of them are also challenging the thesis that inequalities are increasing. In fact, some even suggest that inequality does not m... More »

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Vanishing jobs? Don’t blame it on tech

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BusinessLine Thus spake a Robot? Smart! But no; this is an argument being pushed, with sound reasons, by a series of investors, economists and thinkers. And the latest comes in the form of an OpEd piece on NYT last week, written by economic historian and autho... More »

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Vanishing jobs? Don’t blame it on tech

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BusinessLine Thus spake a Robot? Smart! But no; this is an argument being pushed, with sound reasons, by a series of investors, economists and thinkers. And the latest comes in the form of an OpEd piece on NYT last week, written by economic historian and autho... More »

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Industrial employment: Jobs go up but wages don’t

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BusinessLine Recent data from the Annual Survey of Industries, covering up to 2015-16, provide some interesting insights into the changing nature of industrial employment in India. In the decade up to 2015-16, there was a significant increase in the number of ... More »

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US summer jobs – Business Line

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BusinessLine We were visiting the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and booked to stay at the Grant Village lodge right in the park for quick access to the park’s geo-thermal wonders. It also gave us a chance to run into the world of summer jobs. Summer job... More »

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Have fresh jobs really been created?

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BusinessLine Data provided on new registrations with the EPFO are useful insofar as being one of the indicators on employment. At present, getting authentic data on jobs is difficult because of the amorphous concept of employment, especially in the non-organis... More »

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Finding jobs for women – Business Line

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BusinessLine Studies reveal that tailoring is the top choice for vocational training among girls in the 15-19 years age-group, particularly among the married. Tailoring and embroidery are preferred over computer training and the beauty or grooming business in ... More »