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Working Paper
Estimates of multidimensional poverty for India using NSSO-71 and -75

We measure multidimensional poverty in India using National Sample Survey Organization data from 2014–15 to 2017–18. We use income, health, education, and standard of living to measure the multidimensional poverty index (MPI)...

multidimensional poverty index Income Poverty
Blog
The developer’s dilemma in India – the role of politics and economic ideology

Policy makers seeking inclusive growth frequently face the developer’s dilemma between prioritizing structural transformation, which is potentially inequitable, and keeping a check on rising economic inequality...

Structural transformation Economic inequality Economic development
Working Paper
Evolution of wage inequality in India (1983–2017): The role of occupational task content

We examine data for urban workers in the non-agricultural sector across three decades, 1983–2017, and find that earnings inequality increased during 1983–2004, was largely stable during 2004–11, and decreased during 2011–17...

Skills tasks Earnings inequality
Journal Article
How mobile are workers across informal and formal jobs in India?

The Indian labour market is characterized by a high level of informality, with large numbers of workers in poorly paid ‘lower-tier’ informal jobs, and somewhat better paid ‘upper-tier’ informal jobs, which do not have the same...

Formal and informal informal formal
Working Paper
Horizontal inequality, COVID-19, and lockdown readiness: Evidence from India

A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 both reflects and exacerbates existing inequalities...

Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality Caste
Working Paper
Finance, gender, and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

How does informal economic activity respond to increased financial inclusion? Does it become more entrepreneurial?...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Subjective returns to education: Rational expectations of disadvantaged groups in India

This study uses data collected from school students in Mumbai to investigate how they perceive subjective expected returns for different levels of education in an environment that includes labour market discrimination...

labour market discrimination social identity Returns to education
Working Paper
Transitions between informal and formal jobs in India: Patterns, correlates, and consequences

The Indian labour market is characterized by a high level of informality, with large numbers of workers in poorly paid ‘lower-tier’ informal jobs, and somewhat better paid ‘upper-tier’ informal jobs, which do not have the same...

Formal and informal informal formal
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
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 reputation
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
Journal Article
Effects of peers and rank on cognition, preferences, and personality

ARTICLE ON EARLY VIEW: We exploit the variation in admission cutoffs across colleges at a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on cognitive attainment, economic preferences, and Big Five persona...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
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
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