The programme will start officially at 9.30 AM and come to an end at 12.15 PM on 19/03/2021
Venue: Digital Library
The state of Kerala being more integrated with the rest of the world is more susceptible to external shocks like the outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic. We all know that the Middle East migration as a major outlet of overseas employment for Kerala with the onset of the oil boom in 1973. Young people’s employment prospects in the Middle East are severely challenged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth will be hit harder than adults in the immediate crisis and also will bear higher longer-term economic and social costs. Before the pandemic, young people were already facing challenges in the labour market. These are worsened by the COVID-19 crisis, and its multiple effects threaten to create a “lockdown generation” that will feel the weight of this crisis for a long time. The proposed webinar would seek to understand the determinants of the present labour market crises of Kerala and would recommend measures to tackle it.