Searching with a thematic focus on Gender work and employment, Gender in India
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- DocumentCentre for Development Studies, Swansea, 2011Restrictions imposed by the Government of India on the emigration of women in ‘unskilled’ categories such as domestic work are framed as measures intended to protect women from exploitation.Document
ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experienceCentre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2008This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context, this paper examines an interventionist ICT policy undertaken by Kudumbasree (an innovative women based participatory programme)DocumentCentre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2010The increasing number of emigrants from India for employment over years has resulted in intense transnational transfer of funds in favour of the country.1 The inward flow of remittances to India had been increasing steadily from the 1970s.DocumentInternational Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2014Besides scaling up and improving the operationalisation of the initiatives designed to offer credit, work opportunities and vocational training to the youth, the BRICS nations, like all the nations of the globe, are faced with the pressing duty of finding means of including the youth productively in the labour market, in ways that genuinely represent the ambitions of this stage in the lifecycleDocument
Is Scale-Up of Community Mobilisation among Sex Workers Really Possible in Complex Urban Environments? The Case of Mumbai, India.PLoS ONE, 2015In the last decade, community mobilisation (CM) interventions targeting female sex workers (FSWs) have been scaled-up in India’s national response to the HIV epidemic. This included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Avahan programme which adopted a business approach to plan and manage implementation at scale.Document
Mothers’ Agency in Managing Breastfeeding and Other Work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and New Delhi, IndiaCollegium for Development Studies, University of Uppsala, 2015Combining breastfeeding and other forms of work is desirable from both public health and labour productivity perspectives. This is often challenging, especially in low- or middle-income fast-growing urban settings.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2014Can India achieve its goal of becoming the next superpower without empowering women? While India is poised to become a powerful global player in the coming years, the paper argues that India is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman.Document
Local skill concentrations and district employment growth: A Spatial simultaneous equation approach for IndiaIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Employment data available for India specify only total number of workers (including self-employed and those with regular and casual jobs) in a given year. The focus of this paper is to explore the role of spatial distribution of skills in explaining differential growth rates of employment across Indian districts between the years 2001 and 2011 by using data from Census of India.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was notified on September 5, 2005 and implemented in three phases covering all districts over time. Although the focus is on augmenting wage employment, it is ambitious in scope and aims to accomplish a number of things.DocumentCentre for Micro Finance, India, 2014Lijjat Papad Company is an institution that is registered as a cooperative society of women in Dharavi (India), promoting home-based employment for women. The company facilitates the opening of a basic savings account hosted by Bank of Baroda to pay its workers’ wages.