Budget 2023: What gives China immunity from extreme poverty, but not India?
A World Bank report of 2022 says China put a premium on human development, income and social security; prepared a rural base and managed urbanisation, infrastructure and competition
U.S., Europe Lessons for Gig
The country needs to revisit the very definition of gig and platform workers similar to those outside the traditional employer-employee relationship, like the U.S. and Europe.
Rajasthan’s experiments with job and social security
While its urban job guarantee scheme would be eagerly awaited, the return to old pension scheme is more likely to be panned than appreciated by policymakers.
Budget 2022: Centre needs to put money in people's pockets, says Rajeev Gowda
A social security net is necessitated by the reverse migration that happened in the wake of the pandemic, and has increased the dependence of the populace on the schemes like MNREGA
Gig economy: Good for companies, bad for workers
Gig work, at lower end of the skill chain, is low-paying, with no social security and job protection; it worsens social and financial health of workers, damaging the economy’s growth prospects.
FM proposes social security benefits for gig workers
In Budget 2021, Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to launch a portal that will collect data on the unorganised workforce in the country to formulate health, housing, insurance, and credit schemes.