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The mounting challenge of youth unemployment in India

Kapoor, Radhicka (2022) The mounting challenge of youth unemployment in India. South Asia @ LSE (21 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Last month, India’s job crisis gained world attention when young applicants rioted against the alleged lack of transparency in the recruitment process of Indian Railways – one of the biggest employers in the country. Despite having a very large working-age population, and even during periods of marked economic growth, India has long suffered from intractable youth unemployment, which has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on key labour statistics, Radhicka Kapoor draws out the structural nature of the problem, and suggests reforms needed to correct this anomaly if India is to reap its long-promised demographic dividend.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 10:33
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 10:33

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