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Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Asia: The case of India

Several countries have enacted lockdown measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect their health systems and reduce the number of mortalities...

COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures
Seminar
Jeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India

Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March Abstract - One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data,...

12 March 2020
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Hidden from the data: Landholding patterns and women’s low work participation rates in West Bengal, India

Compared with most other Indian states, women’s reported work participation rates have historically been low in West Bengal. This trend is more prominent in rural areas...

women's work women's work participation rates Agriculture
Working Paper
Moral reputation and political selection in a decentralized democracy: Theory and evidence from India

What motivates individuals to become politicians? This is an important question in decentralized democracies, where local politicians play a key role in public goods provision...

Politician experiments intrinsic motivation
Working Paper
Kuznets’ tension in India: Two episodes

Developing countries face a trade-off between the twin objectives of structural transformation and inclusive growth. This is the ‘developer’s dilemma’...

developer's dilemma India Inequality
Working Paper
Income mobility in the developing world: Recent approaches and evidence

This paper examines income mobility in developing countries. We start by synthesizing findings from the available evidence on relative mobility and poverty dynamics...

Intragenerational mobility Intergenerational Mobility Welfare dynamics
Presentation
Kunal Sen on politicians and their promises in an uncertain world
15 August 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
In the media
Kunal Sen talking to BBC India’s elections and the economic impact of Modi’s first term India Elections podcast
Journal Article
Using Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Working Paper
Explaining cross-state earnings inequality differentials in India: An RIF decomposition approach

Despite the relevance of geographical disparities in India, earnings inequality occurs mostly within states, but with a broad range of variability in its levels...

Earnings inequality RIF States
Blog
Peer influence and human capital accumulation: Evidence from Delhi University colleges

College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working Paper
Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: Clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India

Objective: To evaluate the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India...

Childbirth India Quality of care
Working Paper
Cognitive, socioemotional, and behavioural returns to college quality

We exploit the variation in the admissions process across colleges of a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on: cognitive attainment using scores on standardized university exams; behavioural p...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working Paper
Using legal empowerment for labour rights in India

This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...

Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
In the media
Research Fellow Smriti Sharma’s article on gender equality in India picked up

An article on gender equality in India written by UNU-WIDER’s Smriti Sharma is getting international attention. The piece, originally published in The Conversation , has been picked up by the US edition of The Huffington Post — pointing...

Gender equality India
Project
Inequality in the giants

Theme: Inclusion

Inequality Mexico India
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