ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By D Mukhopadhyay

Change in the Employment– Unemployment Situation

By taking into consideration five different panels with each one of them surveyed during four consecutive quarters covering the period most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of employment scenario, this article examines the change in the employment–unemployment situation of the same persons during the four consecutive quarters. The study is confined to urban India and uses the unit-level data collected through the Periodic Labour Force Survey.

Exploring Alternative Stratification Variables for Sampling of Households in the PLFS

The Periodic Labour Force Survey provides employment–unemployment statistics for both the rural and urban areas on an annual basis and also quarterly estimates of key employment–unemployment indicators for the urban areas. Sample households interviewed in the survey are randomly selected after due stratification of the households residing in the selected villages and urban blocks. As against the existing stratification variable, this article explores alternative variables which are likely to fare better for stratification and sampling of households in the PLFS. It also examines the sample allocation of number of households per village and urban block to different strata of households for possible refinements.