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Poor, urban children of India

Child labour in India’s urban areas increased 53% over the decade between 2001 and 2011. In the age group five-to-nine years, the number of girls put to work increased 240%, boys 154%. Urban India has 0.2 million elementary schools,...

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India, Poverty and the Economist

To most unbiased observers, particularly those who have an interest in India’s progress, most report cards on the Indian economy make for distressing reading. India has failed to prosper even though it has been free of colonial rule for...