Trine Jørgensen This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the world’s biggest government employment program, which guarantees 100 days of employment per household in rural India. Rising discontent in rural India and severe droughts affecting several states have recently brought the program back into the national […]
Amanbir Singh The pay gap between men and women has been a regularly discussed issue for a number of years, including in the current U.S. presidential election. While in most countries the gap has been narrowing over the time, recent research shows that as a greater number of women enter a profession, the prestige and […]
The Government of India recently amended the Maternity Benefit Act to increase maternity leave from the current 12 weeks to 26 weeks for women working in the private sector. Will this new measure help to arrest the declining rates of women in the workforce?
As the Indian government released its 2016 budget earlier this week, a key question is whether it does enough to address one of the biggest challenges confronting the Indian economy: job creation. Here are some reactions from the JustJobs Network team on India’s 2016 budget.
JustJobs Network’s research on the youth unemployment crisis was quoted by a blog article in The Huffington Post, authored by the UN ECOSOC President Oh Joon and the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.