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Slowdown: India's Gen Z risks getting left out of formal jobs, says study

Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed one of the world's most restrictive lockdowns from March 25, leading to a loss of about 122 million jobs

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India has been struggling with an unemployment problem and the coronavirus pandemic is making it even more difficult for its youngest workers to earn a decent living, shows an analysis by the London School of Economics.

Workers in cities in the age group of 18 to 25 years were already much less likely to be in formal jobs and more likely to be employed informally and paid less, wrote Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli, the authors of the report ‘City of dreams no more: The impact of Covid-19 on urban workers in ...

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First Published: Tue, September 01 2020. 18:19 IST