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Kanika Mahajan
Ashoks University
Kanika Mahajan is an ‎Assistant Professor of economics at School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi. Her primary research interests including rural development, agrarian change, employment, education and labour market outcomes for women. Her current work involves Labour and Gender in India. She received a B.A. in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and an M.A. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

Articles By Kanika Mahajan
Declining female labour force participation in rural India: The supply side
Posted On: 05 Mar 2017

Topics:   Gender , Jobs

Analysis of National Sample Survey data shows that low rates of female labour force participation in India are concentrated among married women in rural areas. This column suggests that this is partly because women with medium levels of education choose to spend more time on child care and domestic work.

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Agricultural wages and MNREGA: Exploring the myth
Posted On: 05 Nov 2012

Topics:   Jobs , Agriculture
Tags:   MNREGA

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, India’s flagship programme that guarantees 100 days of minimum wage employment to rural households, has come under attack for pushing up the wages demanded by hired hands in agriculture. This column argues that most of these attacks fail to account for changing productivity in agriculture and the consequences of this for agricultural wages.
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