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Migration, Crises, and Social Transformation in India Since the 1990s

Working Paper, January 2018 | Smriti Rao, Vamsi Vakulabharanam

Since liberalization, urban migration in India has increased in quantity, but also changed in quality, with permanent marriage migration and temporary, circular employment migration rising, even as permanent economic migration remains stagnant. In this new paper, Smriti  Rao and Vamsi Vakulabharanam understand internal migration in India to be a re-ordering of productive and reproductive labor that signifies a deep transformation of society. This transformation is a response to the combination of agrarian, employment, and social reproduction crises.  The migration patterns support capital accumulation, but create major burdens for a majority of Indians, who are seeking stable, rooted livelihoods.
Research

The Cost of Paid Sick Leave

Working Paper, January 2018 | Amanda Page-Hoongrajok

Commentary

Is Greece on the Road to Recovery?

Truthout

Interview, January 2018 | C.J. Polychroniou

Commentary

India Must Adopt Greener Forms of Energy to Curb Pollution

The Real News Network

Interview, November 2017 | Shouvik Chakraborty

India Must Adopt Greener Forms of Energy to Curb Pollution In The Real News Network interview, Shouvik Chakraborty discusses his article published (with coauthor Rohit Azad) in The Hindu.
Commentary

The Cost of Exclusion: Gender Job Segregation Hurts the Working Class

The Real News Network

Interview, November 2017 | Stephanie Seguino

Gender Job Segregation Hurts the Working Class In The Real News Network interview, Stephanie Sequino discusses her new PERI working paper (coauthored with Elissa Braunstein ) about gender job segregation in developing countries.

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