Ashish Singh

About Ashish Singh

Ashish is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.  His research and teaching interests include economics of discrimination, distribution, social exclusion and underdevelopment. He also works in the areas of public health and demography. His work has appeared in leading journals including Review of Income and Wealth, Social Indicators Research, Oxford Development Studies, European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Poverty, Population Research and Policy Review, PLoS One, Maternal and Child Health Journal, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth among others.

Compelled to Work for Wages: The Story of Old-Age Wage Labour Participation in India

The well-being of the elderly in any society is important as improved health facilities and policies have made the elderly population among one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the world today. In India the elderly population has grown from about 19.8 million in 1951 to 100 million in 2011 and the projections indicate that the number of persons older than sixty years is likely to increase to 198 million by 2030 (Government of India, 2008; ET, 2012). The growing share of the elderly population may have severe consequence in a country like India where the credit and financial markets are not adequately developed.

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