Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Industrial Labour Markets in India
- Skill, technology and Human Capital Development
- Labour Law Regulations in India
- Transitions in Urban Labour Markets
Paaritosh is a labour economist by training interested in the questions surrounding decent work in India. He completed his PhD from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His doctoral work looked at the dynamics of work, technology and skills in the automobile industry of the National Capital Region (NCR). Prior to joining the School, he was working as a research fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University. His research areas include trajectory of growth of industrial labour markets, impact of labour laws on employment generation and processes of skill acquisition and upgradation. He is currently working on a panel data based enquiry on transitions in urban labour markets in India.
He has previously worked with the Karwan-e-Mohabbat in New Delhi where he looked at the political economy of hate crimes in India.
- Kesar, S., Abraham, R., Lahoti, R., Nath, P., & Basole, A. (2021). Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: Impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India. Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue Canadienne Détudes Du Développement, 1 – 20. https://doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2021.1890003
- Sood, A., & Nath, P. (2020). Labour Law Changes Innocuous Mistakes or Sleight of Hand. Economic and Political Weekly, LV(22), 33 – 37. https://www.epw.in/journal/2020/22/insight/labour-law-changes.html
- Nath, P. (2019, May 11). Employment Scenario and the Reservation Policy. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(19), 56 – 61. https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/19/notes/employment-scenario-and-reservation-policy.html
- Nath, P. (2014). Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Growth in India’s Organised Manufacturing Sector, 1990 – 2010. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 57(4), 465- 499. https://cse.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/labourmarketflexibilityP.pdf
- Sood, A., Nath, P., & Ghosh, S. (2014, June 28). Deregulating Capital, Regulating Labour: The Dynamics in the Manufacturing Sector in India. Economic and Political Weekly, LXIX(26 – 27), 58 – 68. https://www.epw.in/journal/2014/26 – 27/special-articles/deregulating-capital-regulating-labour.html
- Nath, P. (2013). Purdah, Patriarchy and Accumulation. In Muslims in Urban India: Development and Exclusion. New Delhi: Concept.
- Lahoti, R., Basole, A., Abraham, R., Kesar, S., & Nath, P. (2021). Hunger Grows as India’s Lockdown Kills Jobs. In India and the Pandemic: The First Year, Essay from The India Forum. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.
- Nath, P. (2021). Neo-Bondage and Unfree Labour in Rural Gujarat. Review of Agrarian Studies, 11(1). http://ras.org.in/eeb7d0a848cec6797ff2e1a061142f24
- Nath, P. (2019, October 19). Driving Down the Perilous Path. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(42), 28 – 31. https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/42/book-reviews/indian-car-industry.html
- Nath, P. (2019). Dalit Women’s Status of Employment and Earnings in Rural Punjab (Rep.) Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh.
- Nath, P., Siddiqi, U., & Sood, A. (2019). Thinking Growth or Thinking Employment. In India Exclusion Report 2018 – 19 (5th ed.). https://cse.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Paaritosh_IXR.pdf
- Nath, P., & Basole, A. (2020, August). Did Employment Rise or Fall in India between 2011 and 2017? Estimating Absolute Changes in the Workforce. Centre for Sustainable Employment ‚Working Paper, 29. https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/34/special-articles/did-employment-rise-or-fall-india-between-2011-and.html
- Menon, R., & Nath, P. (2021). Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go? Labour Market Transitions in India. Centre for Sustainable Employment, Working Paper, 42. https://cse.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CSE
- Nath, P., Mandela, S. N., & Gawali, A. (2021, February 09). The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic. The Hindustan Times. https://www.hindustantimes.com/business/the-poorest-have-been-worst-hit-by-pandemic-101611781491571.html
- Nath, P. (2020, June 29). Pandemic, Labour Law Changes and Implications for Indian Working Class. Indian Researcher. https://indianresearcher.in/pandemic-labour-law-changes-and-implications-for-indian-working-class/
- Abraham, R., Basole, A., Kesar, S., Lahoti, R., & Nath, P. (2020, July 13). Pandemic as a lens: Identifying and addressing livelihood vulnerabilities. Ideas for India. https://www.ideasforindia.in/topics/poverty-inequality/pandemic-as-a-lens-identifying-and-addressing-livelihood-vulnerabilities.html