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Why are jobs numbers controversial?
What can be done to create good jobs?
Can job creation go hand-in-hand with ecological restoration?
The upcoming State of Working India 2019 report deals with these questions. We will discuss recent employment trends and policy ideas on fiscal, industrial policy, urban job guarantee, green jobs, universal basic services.
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Radhicka Kapoor is a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to joining ICRIER, she worked at the Planning Commission and at the International Labour Organization, Geneva. Her broad areas of research interests include poverty and inequality, labour economics and industrial performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Masters degree from Cambridge University and a Bachelors degree from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
P.C. Mohanan is member, National Statistical Commission. He is also working as a consultant for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). He retired from the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) in 2016. During his service he worked in different capacities in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). His published works are mainly on employment and unemployment, migration, housing, informal sector, and poverty among others. He was also a member of several high powered committees like Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee, Technical Group to estimate housing shortage, committee for developing slum index, Expert Committee on Agricultural Statistics, etc.
Harini Nagendra is a Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University. Her recent book “Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future” (Oxford University Press India, 2016) examines the transformation of human-nature interactions in Bangalore from the 6th century CE to the present, addressing the implications of such change for the urban sustainability of fast-growing cities in the global South. The book was listed by the science journal Nature as one of the five best science picks of the week in its issue of July 28 2016.