How India Works, Earns and Spends

How do Indians work and make their livings?

How do the people of India earn a livelihood? Do they have decent jobs and steady incomes? In this course, we understand the structure of the Indian economy through a look at some basic statistics on agriculture, industry and services. We learn how economic growth, employment and markets interact and understand how occupations, income and wealth are distributed and shaped by gender, caste and religion. We take a look at two economic periods in independent India – the planning period (post-1947) and the neoliberal period (after 1991). This course will introduce you to key questions on taxes and budgets, and economic logic and thinking on issues of expenditure and consumption. We will end with a case study on any chosen aspect of the Indian economy.