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City of dreams no more: COVID-19 in urban India
Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli
September 2020
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Tags: covid-19; inequality; wages; india; public policy

COVID-19 has decimated livelihoods in urban India and created a new underclass of workers who are being pushed into poverty. Shania Bhalotia, Swati Dhingra and Fjolla Kondirolli (LSE) say a national work guarantee is needed to prevent mass long-term unemployment and poverty.