Mains-61: Issues Related to Unemployment

Why there has been an increase in number of job seekers in India?

There has been an increase in the number of job seekers in India because of the following reasons: Due to increasing population, the size of labour supply in India is getting a boost from the ..

A fast-growing economy is able to generate surpluses which are needed for job creation and sustenance of social safety nets. Comment.

The numbers which depict our national income are in contrast to growth. The primary aim of the new government should be to spur the economic growth as it is not possible to have any surpluses ..

What do you understand by jobless growth? What makes Indian economy prone to jobless growth?

Multiple data sources clearly show that job opportunities in India are limited. India needs a new strategy to counter the phenomena of jobless growth. This requires manufacturing sector to play a dominant role.� Following are ..


Critically examine the recent trends in labour force and workforce participation rates of women in India.

Model Answer: Labour force refers to the number of persons usually employed or willing to be employed. Workforce constitutes the actual employed labour force. The recent trend in India’s employment pattern shows that the in ..

What do you understand by Employment Elasticity? Discuss the trends in India in different sectors over there recent years.

Model Answer: Employment elasticity is defined as the measure of how employment varies with changing economic output. A low employment elasticity shows jobless growth. Though, during the last decadal years 2004-14, India saw some of ..