Nearly three years since the outbreak of Covid-19, we now have a clearer view of how the pandemic disrupted economies around the world. In India too, the economic lives of individuals and households have seen a marked shift in this period – from how much they earn and what jobs they do, to how they save.
Through much of 2021 and the first half of 2022, our CEDA-CMIE bulletins have brought readers a closer look of how the pandemic has impacted everyday financial flows and employment. For this, we have relied on CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS), a continuous fast-frequency survey conducted on a panel of households, to answer a range of questions about the impact of the pandemic from different vantage points.
As we set out to move ahead, this is an opportune time to revisit the analysis and think of the disruption afresh. In this booklet, we bring you our bulletins compiled under two broad themes (i) employment and jobs and (ii) incomes, expenditure and saving. The ten bulletins have been republished in their original form, but both sections include a new concluding segment that brings readers an updated understanding on where we stand on each of these indicators.
Centre for Economic Data & Analysis and Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (2022). The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on People’s Economic Lives as seen through CEDA-CMIE Bulletins in 2021 and 2022. https://ceda.ashoka.edu.in/ceda-cmie-bulletin-booklet/
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