Rosa Abraham

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Labour Economics, Informal Employment, Labour Statistics Women’s work


Rosa Abraham is the part of the Research Centre.

Rosa completed her PhD from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Her research focused on forms of informal labour in India, examining the rise of informalisation in the formal/​organised sector and the consequent impacts on productivity and inequality. Prior to her PhD, she worked at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and taught at Madras School of Economics. Her research interests include understanding workers’ preferences for alternative work arrangements, the changing nature of informal work and implications for job polarisation in the Indian context.


Publications and Writings:

Working Papers:

  • Kesar, Surbhi, Abraham R, Lahoti R, Nath P, and Basole A.. 2020. Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: Impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India.” Centre for Sustainable Employment Working Paper #27, Azim Premji University, Bangalore. 
  • Abraham R and Shrivastava A. 2019. How Comparable are India’s Labour Market Surveys? A comparison of NSS, Labour Bureau and CMIE Estimates. CSE Working Paper No 2019-03.

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