Srijit Ghosh The relentless downward pressure on oil prices has compelled Saudi Arabia, an oil-dependent economy that hosts and employs a large body of migrant workers, to formulate a new economic strategy in order to avert expected budget deficits. Much attention has been focused on efforts to diversify the economy and usher more native citizens […]
Trine Jørgensen This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the world’s biggest government employment program, which guarantees 100 days of employment per household in rural India. Rising discontent in rural India and severe droughts affecting several states have recently brought the program back into the national […]
Amanbir Singh The pay gap between men and women has been a regularly discussed issue for a number of years, including in the current U.S. presidential election. While in most countries the gap has been narrowing over the time, recent research shows that as a greater number of women enter a profession, the prestige and […]
The Government of India recently amended the Maternity Benefit Act to increase maternity leave from the current 12 weeks to 26 weeks for women working in the private sector. Will this new measure help to arrest the declining rates of women in the workforce?