Rosa Abraham

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Development Economics
  • Gender Economics
  • Informal Employment
  • Measurement of Employment and Work


I am an economist interested in issues relating to India’s labour market. My research focuses on informal work and women’s employment with particular interest in issues at the intersection of labour statistics and women’s work. At the Centre for Sustainable Employment, I have been involved in the State of Working India reports and in the two primary surveys – India Working Survey and Covid-19 Livelihoods Survey, conducted by the Centre. My most recent work looks at the impact of major life events – marriage and childbirth – on women’s employment. Prior to joining the University, I worked as a researcher at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and prior to that as a Lecturer in Madras School of Economics.


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