IGC India conference: The impact of COVID-19 on labour markets

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns are disrupting the lives of millions of workers through layoffs and reduction in working hours and wages. At the same time, India witnessed one of the largest exoduses of labour migrants, a large population usually employed in informal, low-paid jobs and with no or limited access to social protection measures and job security. Additionally, COVID-19 has increased the vulnerability of women’s employment. This webinar discusses evidence on the short- and long-term impacts of the previous lockdown on labour migrants, policy responses to mitigate labour market risk from the crisis, and coping mechanisms adopted by vulnerable groups.