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Understanding the Emerging Micropensions Market in India

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:39

Innovations for Poverty Action (2022) Millions of informal sector workers in low- and middle-income countries are excluded from formal pension and social security systems, posing potential economic challenges for old age populations. Micropensions may help to address these challenges—but more information is needed about the demand for these products. In India, researchers conducted a survey examining the emerging micropensions market to better understand the behavioral, economic, and institutional factors that influence participation.

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Global challenges
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Pensions
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India: e-Shram registration is a stepping stone towards protection of informal workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 16:13

indianexpress.com (23.12.2021) The emergency requirements dictated by the pandemic led the Supreme Court, in May 2021, to order a time-bound inclusive and universal registration system for informal workers and circular migrants. The e-Shram portal which has come into existence now is meant to fulfil this mandatory requirement.

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Digital bodies and digitalised welfare: North-South linkages in the politics of food assistance and social welfare

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 17:11

ideas.repec.org (2021) This paper examines North–South linkages in the politics of contemporary food assistance and social welfare, and in particular the normalisation of poverty and humanitarian crisis caused by increased digitalisation, privatisation and individualisation of aid or welfare. Migrants and displaced populations are considered as extreme cases and we examine how these policies and practices are leading to the growth of a global precariat who are constantly on the edge of survival (or death).

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sudan
india
united kingdom
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ICT
Digital inclusion
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India And Unemployment: Covid-19 And Its Impact On The Indian Workforce

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 12:06

Forbes India (20.08.2021) Structural weaknesses in the jobs market, amplified by Covid-19, continue to quietly impact many, particularly women and younger workers. Creating sustainable, quality employment opportunities need urgent policy attention and reforms

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India: Migrant workers cry neglected by the Government. How has the Covid-19 pandemic crisis highlighted the need for social security?

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:24

 Inventiva (20.07.2021) India’s pandemic crisis has had its heart-rending consequences on millions of people across informal sectors.

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india
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Migration

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Pandemic has eroded past efforts to fix unemployment, inequality, say BRICS Ministers

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 16:24

The Economic Times (15.07.2021) The labour ministers of five BRICS nations -Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on Thursday, said the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the efforts made in the past to address unemployment, decent work deficits and inequality. “Discussion on four priority areas of cooperation took place namely, promoting social security agreements amongst BRICS nations; formalisation of labour markets; participation of women in the labour force; and gig and platform workers’ role in the labour market,” it said in a statement.

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India: Delhi govt launches social security scheme for Covid-19 affected families

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/12/2021 - 16:15

Times of India (06.07.2021) Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a scheme and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19 and asked officials not to find faults in their claim applications. Under the 'Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana', Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be given to every family that lost a member to Covid-19 and an additional Rs 2,500 per month will be given if the deceased was the sole breadwinner. 

 

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india
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Family benefits
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India´s COVID-19 social assistance package and its impact on the agriculture sector

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:09

sciencedirect.com (2021) COVID-19 induced significant economic and social disruptions in India. Rural households, including smallholders, were affected by loss in migrant income, livelihood and farm and non-farm incomes. During this lockdown, the Indian government enacted several emergency legislations to provide direct and indirect relief to workers and households. India’s COVID-19 social assistance package, namely, PM-GKY, announced in March 2020, was designed to provide immediate relief to the vulnerable population.

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india
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Cash transfers
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India: ESIC, other social security safety nets to cover gig economy workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:02

The Indian Express (02.02.2021) The Budget for 2021-22 (April-March) also proposes to launch a portal that would collect relevant information on gig economy workers, including those working in building and construction, among others.

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india
Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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Covid-19: Debunking fake news among slum-dwellers

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:46

ideasforindia.in (21.01.2021) Urban slum-dwellers are among the groups that are most at-risk of Covid-19, and their precarious situation is further compounded by rampant misinformation regarding the Virus. Based on a survey of about 4,000 households in slum areas in Uttar Pradesh, this article shows that recorded phone messages from doctors giving information on Covid-19 – along with high financial incentives to pay attention – can debunk related fake news.

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