CPR-CSH Workshop| Barriers to Employment

Date and Time

November 28, 2023

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm


Online via Zoom and CPR Conference Room

Arup Mitra

Professor, South Aisan University, Delhi

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a workshop on:

Barriers to Employment

Speaker: Arup Mitra, Professor, South Aisan University, Delhi

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 3:45 PM IST onwards. The event will be held in the CPR conference room and over Zoom.

About the Talk

The industry-urban nexus, and later the extension of the framework in terms of possible linkages between servicification of the economy and urbanisation, are widely known in the urban studies literature. However, many empirical studies have noted that the structural transformation in terms of value added is not necessarily instrumental to urban growth, rather structural transformation in terms of employment results in rapid urbanisation. The present study investigates the mismatch between the structural change in terms of value-added and occupational compositions, or in other words, what are the barriers to employment growth. Besides, whether economic growth is able to generate adequate and productive employment opportunities given the voluminous supplies of labour and the new entrants to the labour market, is a key question. The analysis considers three important indicators of employment, namely, employment elasticity, employment growth and regular wage employment share as a proxy for quality employment. The findings confirm the importance of physical, communicational and social infrastructure in augmenting the employment elasticity, employment growth and quality employment.

About the Speaker

Currently a Professor with the South Asian University, Arup Mitra was previously Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. He has also been the Director General of NILERD (formerly IAMR), GOI. His other prestigious positions include being senior researcher at ILO, Geneva, holding the Indian Economy Chair at Sciences Po. Paris, a visiting scholarship at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and visiting professorship at Nagoya University, Japan. His research interest includes development economics, urban issues, labour and welfare, corruption, industrial growth and productivity, services sector, and gender inequality.

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