employment

Lewis-Kuznets meet Gandhi-Ambedkar

A report looks at the state of India’s workers amid the employment crisis.

White-lipped, blue-collared and invisible

Privatisation in Pakistan and the erosion of a once-strong workers’ movement.

Piece by piece

The dark underbelly of India’s garment industry.

| Mar 15, 2015

Moving the city

Recognising the labour of Delhi’s auto drivers.

| Mar 05, 2015

Back to the village

Life is so much better in the village; what are we doing sitting around here?

| Oct 01, 2010

The mass job guarantee

The change that India’s national scheme for rural employment guarantee, touching the lives or more than 100 million people, has accomplished is hard to fathom.

Knitwear’s race to the bottom

Tripur, in Tamil Nadu has become a glowing- and scalding example of India's plunge into globalised development.

| Feb 01, 2008

SEWA, of self-employed women

The ‘informal’ sector in India actually comprises 93 percent of the country’s workforce, 40 percent of whom are women. As the Self Employed Women’s Association has discovered, such overwhelming numbers are sure to offer significant …

| Aug 01, 2006

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