This paper was originally published as part of IFI Report 2020
In this paper, we document the growing informalization of India’s labour force, and the consequences of this phenomenon for the state of social protection in India. COVID-19 offers an especially effective context for examining these issues, and we draw on our work during the pandemic and lockdown months, as well as that of others, to present evidence for the growing lack of risk protection that informal sector workers and households are subject to.
Having laid out the scope of the problem in section one, we then turn, to the question of how to address this problem in the second section.
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Cite this paper
Ashraf, H., Dasgupta, M., Ghosh, I., Gupta, A., Kumar, A., Kumar, N., & Ponnathpur, R. (2021, April). Exploring the vastness of informality and unprotected risk in Indian labour markets. Dvara Research. Retrieved from Dvara Research.
Ashraf, Hasna, et al. “Exploring the vastness of informality and unprotected risk in Indian labour markets.” Dvara Research (2021).
Ashraf, Hasna, Monami Dasgupta, Indradeep Ghosh, Aarushi Gupta, Anupama Kumar, Nishanth Kumar, and Rakshith Ponnathpur. 2021. “Exploring the vastness of informality and unprotected risk in Indian labour markets.” Dvara Research.