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Oscillating Migrant Workers: The unceasing hardships of Migrant Labourers

September 21, 2020

As our country is at crossroads today, more than the pandemic it is an unequal socio-economic structure which has accelerated the problems of the pandemic

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Has Home become a battle ground for equal gender relations?

July 29, 2020

Unpaid work is not valued due to its excess supply

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The New Hierarchy of Needs: Food, Water, Shelter…Internet!

July 20, 2020

The escape from COVID and the return to normalcy still remains a contentious issue debated by a plethora of health experts and economists, but what seems clear is that the right to internet is inextricably linked to the right to education and right to health in these trying times

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The Evolving Interplay of Crime and Corona

June 24, 2020

straightforward economic reasoning suggests that unemployment is an important determinant of the supply of criminal offenders and hence, the overall crime rate.

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Crippled without Crutches

June 13, 2020

This crisis has bared the picture of workers in the lowest rungs of our economy, who hold up crucial sectors and are all but missing when it comes to focused policies and dedicated social infrastructure. The central and state governments sure have announced migrant labourer registration measures and migration commissions to regulate hiring, recently.

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Have Migration Models Failed Us?

June 6, 2020

In the presence of limited economic resources for public allocation, human rights should be a policy imperative for the organization of economic system itself

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Flexibly Rigid Labour Laws

June 4, 2020

Doing away with the labour laws is no less than taking a U-turn from formal to informal employment.

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Is Wage Determination really a function of Demand and Supply of Labour in Pandemic Economy?

May 22, 2020

Wage determination, therefore, becomes less and less a function of demand and supply and more and more a function of class power. If we take the regular demand-supply framework into consideration, we realise that the present pandemic not only causes a negative shock on the aggregate demand levels but also the aggregate supply levels

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Are the coronavirus warriors losing their own personal battles?

May 20, 2020

The costs of attending work for everyone would be the possibility of becoming a vector of transmission of virus but if the societal benefits of certain employees exceed their costs, adjusted wage payments should be made accordingly

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Crises and the Workers at the Margin

May 17, 2020

The evidence and stories about the humanitarian crisis coming from various parts of the country are dire According to the report of Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN), a group of volunteers conducting relief works for the stranded workers across the country, 72% of the workers who have contacted them have food ration left for only two days.

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