Data Narratives

AIDIS 2019: Lower assets and higher indebtedness for Indian households

Topics: Economy

Between 2012 and 2018, Indian households’ saw the value of their assets decline and their debt go ...

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By Ankur Bhardwaj

22 October 2021

By Ashwini Deshpande

17 January 2021 | Gender, Gender-based Violence (GBV), Work

Recorded labour force participation of Indian women, never very high, logged a dramatic decline between 2004-5 and 2011-12 and has continued to decline thereafter, albeit at a lower rate. The bulk of the decline has been in the labour force participation rate (LFPR) of rural women; urban women, whose LFPR was always lower than that for rural women, did not register a decline. Read more

By Kanika Mahajan

16 January 2021 | Employment, Gender

In 2017, only 24% of urban Indian women above the age of 15 were working or looking for work compared to 82% men. We use data from an online job portal in India to examine the role of gender targeting in job ads in shaping disparities between men and women in the Indian labor market. Read more

By Abhishek Anand, Vikas Dimble & Arvind Subramanian

12 January 2021 | Health, Malnutrition

The recently released fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) provides reliable and independent evidence to assess the micro-development performance of this government before Covid struck. The survey covers many dimensions of health, nutrition, and overall quality of lives. This piece focusses on two of those dimensions: Read more

By Aparajita Dasgupta & Anisha Sharma

5 January 2021 | Education, Gender, Sex-Selective Abortions (SSA)

Early data from the fifth round of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS 5) indicates that the child sex ratio has unexpectedly declined in a number of states, with a reduction in the number of girls born per 1000 boys. This has happened despite the implementation of the nationwide ‘BetiBachaoBetiPadhao’ (BBBP) programme in 2015 that aims to prevent sex-selective abortions, Read more

By Bharat Ramaswami

30 December 2020 | Inequality

According to a Forbes report, India has a little over 100 billionaires in 2020 – fourth highest in the world behind China (389) and the United States (614). A natural hypothesis would be to suppose that the number of billionaires is related to the size of the economy. Popov (2018) examined this relationship in a cross-country regression. We see that India has more billionaires than would be predicted by GDP Read more