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India’s middle class: Drivers of Inequality?

21 May 2014

By:- Nandita Gupta

The middle class in India has been growing since the colonial rule. The land reforms (which removed the highest classes and handed more control to middle level and ...

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Pikettymania, what implications for India and Brazil ?

17 May 2014

By:- Gerry Rodgers

Thomas Piketty’s recent book on Capital in the 21st Century is creating waves in Europe and the United States. He shows the central role of the acc...

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Comparing Brazil and India: Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Manmohan Singh

17 May 2014

By:- Gerry Rodgers

In the 1980s the Brazilian economy went through deep depression and high inflation. In 1993, Fernando Henrique Cardoso was appointed Finance Minister and succeeded ...

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Trade Unions and Labour Market Inequality

06 Feb 2014

By:- Taniya Chakrabarty

There is a common opinion that trade union activities have been limited to only the formal sector which has given rise to the phrase "labour aristocracy", but in reality more than six...

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Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India: A Comparative Study

06 Feb 2014

By:- Gerry Rodgers

Inequality has been rising in India and declining in Brazil in recent years. Early findings of the research at IHD point to some of the factors which drive these different trends. For instance,...

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