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Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19
Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19
Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19

Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19

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IMPRI Special Lecture on Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19 by Prof Amit Basole.

Greetings from Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI, New Delhi and Indrastra Global invite you to IMPRI Special Lecture on

Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: January 28, 2021; Thursday
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Speaker:
amit basole
Prof Amit Basole, Head, APU Centre for Sustainable Employment (CSE), and Associate Professor of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University (APU), Bengaluru

Registration and Facebook Live Link for Urban employment and social policy in the wake of Covid-19

About the Talk:
The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a body blow to economic growth and welfare across the world, going far beyond its immediate health impact. Economies like India’s where the majority of households rely on informal work arrangements with no job security, little access to social protection, and low savings, have been hit particularly hard. Even within the informal workforce, there is evidence that urban workers were impacted harder due to lack of fallback options (such as agriculture), social networks, and relatively underdeveloped social safety net.

The extreme hardships experienced by urban migrants and the urban low-income households in general, have continued well past the nationwide lockdown which ended in June. There is an urgent need to learn lessons from these experiences and imagine a new social protection architecture. The components of such a system can include universal PDS, an urban job guarantee, and a path towards universal social security for all. Investment in such measures can also increase productivity and contribute to economic growth.

Azim Premji University Study presented in the webinar can be found at the links below:

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28/01/2021 @ 06:00 PM
 

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29/01/2021
 

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