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India's Universal Basic Income: Bedeviled by the Details
The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI)-—periodic and uncon- ditional cash payments to all citizens—has gained renewed attention amid growing concerns about technological unemployment in advanced e...
On 28 Mar 2019
Human Rights Watch World Report, 2019. Events of 2018
World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, draw...
On 27 Mar 2019
In Memoriam: Darryl D'Monte
Darryl D’Monte, veteran journalist passed away on March 16, 2019 in Mumbai. He was 75.
On 24 Mar 2019
Is Ayushman Bharat the answer to India’s healthcare woes?
Does India’s newest health protection mission do more than create a ‘narrative’ on health care in a pre-election year? More importantly, is health care through insurance the best option for a country...
On 28 Feb 2019
Book Review: The Indian Ocean as a Historical Region
Review of 'The Indian Ocean in World History' by Edward A. Alpers, Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-5337...
On 06 Jun 2018
Socio-Economic Differentials in Impoverishment Effects of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in China and India: Evidence from WHO SAGE
The provision of affordable health care is generally considered a fundamental goal of a wel- fare state. In addition to its role in maintaining and improving the health status of individuals and hou...
On 31 May 2018
Income Inequality and Depression: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Association and a Scoping Review of Mechanisms
Most countries have witnessed a dramatic increase of income inequality in the past three decades. This paper addresses the question of whether income inequality is associated with the population prev...
On 31 May 2018
Determinants of Dividends among Indian Firms—An Empirical Study
The study aims to understand the determinants of dividend trends of Indian firms. The study was based on a sample of 31,234 firms representing 15 different industry sectors. Construction materials...
On 31 May 2018
Economic Policy for Artificial Intelligence
Recent progress in artificial intelligence (AI) – a general purpose technology affecting many industries - has been focused on advances in machine learning, which we recast...
On 30 May 2018
Does India Need a Caste-based Quota in Cricket? Drawing Parallels from South Africa
In India’s 85-year-long Test history, only four of the 289 male Test cricketers have reportedly been Dalits. While concrete steps have been taken to address a similar under-representation of non-white...
On 29 May 2018
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