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SKILL GAP AND UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG EDUCATED INDIAN YOUTH - A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF JOB MARKET ENTRANTS IN BIHAR AND TELANGANA

According to the 68th Round of NSSO (2011-12), it is estimated that across India almost 68% of graduates and 53% of post-graduates in general education and 51% of graduate or post graduate diploma holders in technical education, are unemployed. This project is an attempt to initiate a study on the nature of work and conditions of work for this segment, based on field work and secondary data in the states of Bihar and Telangana.

Existing studies and their analysis of the skill gap have largely used secondary (usually nation-level) data to support their claims on skill gap and lack of skills. There is currently less research work on the current scenario and expectations across different education streams. The study will address this gap by collecting data on graduating students from three important streams, the nature of placements and expectations and its links with their socio-economic backgrounds. This will allow an in-depth examination of what the skill gap means and its structural features. It will go beyond existing research, using primary data with an alternate macro-framework of research, to help conceptualise the nature of labour and work conditions among the growing section of educated Indian youth today.

Researchers

S. KRITHI


S. Krithi is Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has worked extensively in the field of natural resource economics. Her areas of interest include agricultural economics, labour and resource use, political economy and theories of accumulation. In addition, she is interested in gender politics and economics.

Currently, she is working as an assistant professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad.

Additional writing / Articles

Valuing Nature: Implications for Local Resource Users in the Case of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

Book Review: Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams (2017), Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation


SANTOSH VERMA


Santosh Verma is Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He pursued his Post-Doctoral Research from the International Centre for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, Germany. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad.

His current research interests include political economy of land and labour and agricultural value chain analysis.

Additional writing / Articles

Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture

The Scramble for Africa’s Agricultural Land: A Note on India’s Excursus

Liberlising Seeds and Pesticides Markets in India

Subverting the Land Acquisition Act, 2013

Political Economy of Global Rush for Agricultural Land: a Tract on India’s Overseas Acquisitions

Consistency, Growth Rates and Decomposition Dynamics of Agricultural Production in Madhya Pradesh: A Study



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