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      Welfare and Rights 8 March 2016

      Will India’s New Maternity Leave Law Arrest the Decline in Women’s Workforce Participation?

      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?

      by Dhruv Jain
      Welfare and Rights 15 June 2015

      Has Chinese Growth Been Jobless?

      Running some basic statistical tests shows that the rise of GDP and the fall of unemployment are highly correlated in China, dispelling London School of Economics professor Keyu Jin's controversial assertion that China's economic growth has had little impact on the employment situation.

      by Abhijnan Rej
      Welfare and Rights 1 July 2014

      What Are Just Jobs?

      By helping to raise living standards, "Just Jobs" act as a vehicle for inclusive economic growth. Just jobs provide people with appropriate compensation, healthcare, pensions, labor rights and opportunities for economic mobility.

      by John Podesta, Sabina Dewan
      Welfare and Rights 29 January 2014

      Mr. President: To Reduce Inequality, Good Job Creation Is a Must

      The United States must put policymaking and legislative muscle behind good job creation. As the president himself noted in the State of the Union address, "The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren't working at all."


      American Labor’s New Agenda: A Movement for Global Shared Prosperity

      The destiny of the American labor movement depends on awakening within its ranks a belief in shared prosperity beyond U.S. borders.

      Welfare and Rights 10 December 2010

      Social Protection Is a Necessity, Not a Privilege

      The Great Recession highlights deficiencies in social protection systems that should be in place to promote broad-based economic growth.

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