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Why GDP measures could be flawed

1 min read . 12 Sep 2019
Authors of the study say BJP’s new, nationalist narrative resonates strongly with Indian voters
Districts in the southern and western parts of the country saw a sharp rise in rural wages after MGNREGA. (Photo: Mint)

History’s curse on MGNREGA

1 min read . 09 Sep 2019
Absolute measurements of poverty, used by the World Bank and developing countries like India, rely on a poverty line which remains constant across geographies and over time (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The authors look at the electoral manifestos of prominent political parties in 18 of the G-20 countries. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Why the rich keep wanting more

Why the rich keep wanting more

1 min read . 29 Aug 2019
The gender gap reduces with education with more educated women working more hours, but still less than men (Mint file)

How men and women spend their time

1 min read . 28 Aug 2019
GFCF as estimated by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is heavily swayed by a single factor: the price of steel. (Photo: Bloomberg)

How steel prices affect GDP data

1 min read . 26 Aug 2019
How to make micro credit schemes work

How to make micro credit schemes work

1 min read . 23 Aug 2019
The study, based in Brazil, finds that while political leaders display interest and willingness to incorporate research findings to design more effective policies.
Advances in research and technology have also made it possible for digitized transactions data to be innovatively used to capture economic activity (Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)