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Protecting informal workers in urban India: the need for a universal job guarantee

Dhingra, Swati (2020) Protecting informal workers in urban India: the need for a universal job guarantee. VoxEU.

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Abstract

The Covid-19 lockdown implemented in India is estimated to have tripled the urban unemployment rate. Most low-income urban workers will fall through the cracks of the provisions being put in place to support workers, and almost none of them has access to benefits. This column argues that the self-targeting features of a universal job guarantee make it an appealing policy option to protect informal workers in urban India both now and in the longer term.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://voxeu.org/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 22 May 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104537

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