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Dr Amit Kapoor

The author is Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India

Latest Articles By Dr Amit Kapoor

The Panoramic Middle Class

Dr Amit Kapoor

The diverse discourse lands the middle class at the core of economic development, presented as the prototype of an economically healthy class with a high and dignified standard of living

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MGNREGS As The Face Of India’s Social Protection System

Dr Amit Kapoor

The MGNREGS is not perfect in its entirety, but it has enormous potential in keeping the poorest of the poor households afloat, stopping them from further descending into abject poverty, and perhaps halting the cycle of poverty.

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The Economic Impact of Early Childhood Education in India

Dr Amit Kapoor

We must capitalize on it providing rich investments in early education, which will turn them into a huge pool of human capital of great worth, ready to give impetus to the economic growth and overall development of their nation.

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Elderly Well-being: Index Assesses India’s Response To Ageing

Dr Amit Kapoor

As India undergoes this demographic transition, the Quality of Life for Elderly Index can guide the country to take preemptive action, respond to the challenges posed as well as bag the opportunities that are presented.

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Regulating The Gig Economy

Dr Amit Kapoor

The employment relationship so framed should clearly state the level of accountability shared between the two parties, the level of control each stakeholder exercises in pricing/remuneration decisions, the type of control platforms can exercise over the gig workers, and so on.

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It’s Time To Rethink Your Business Model

Dr Amit Kapoor

As user needs shift from seeking isolated products to holistic experience-based lifestyle solutions that cuts across sectors, EMCs bring together MEs from different industries and allow external stakeholders to join them to co-create such solutions.

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Addressing India’s Mental Health: We Need To Begin With Adolescents

Dr Amit Kapoor

Children and adolescents have had their fair share as well, who have had to experience the effects of such an unprecedented crisis at a formative period of their life. This makes it an opportunity for the government to expand its policy thrust areas to include mental health too, and adolescents should be targeted on a priority basis. Here’s why.

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The Peculiar Case Of India’s Declining Female Labour Force

Dr Amit Kapoor

While social conventions continue to restrict women’s autonomy and economic participation, the structural transformation in the economy has not helped break down those barriers either.

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The Tragedy Of UP And Bihar Along The Banks Of Ganga

Dr Amit Kapoor

A peculiar characteristic affecting development, and one that separates northern states like UP and Bihar from their southern counterparts is the sense of collective identity.

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Family Planning: The Next Step

Dr Amit Kapoor

The current situation at hand calls for an increase in investment to boost the capacity of healthcare workers and make effective use of technology and social media platforms to facilitate outreach among communities regarding reproductive health.

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