Neeraj Kaushal is Associate Professor of Social Work, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also a Research Fellow at IZA - the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany. She is a labour and health economist, and her research focus is on how policies and events affect the well-being of low-income families with special emphasis on immigrants. She has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles in top-tier journals and ten book chapters on immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
Economics of public pension: Analysing India´s old-age pension scheme
03 Sep 2014
India’s older population aged 60 or above, is the second largest in the world. This column analyses the effects of India’s National Old Age Pension Scheme on the wellbeing of the elderly. It recommends that the Indian government should increase the pension amount to lower the risk of poverty among the elderly, and work to expand inclusion of the most vulnerable groups.
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