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Policy Post #131
Editor’s Note ✍️
Amidst all the brouhaha over Mr. Murthy’s suggestions around working 70 hours a week to contribute to India’s progress, this week we do a deep dive on working patterns and hours in India and how they’ve evolved over the years, to try and ascertain if Indians are “hard working enough”? Data tells us an entirely different story from what is commonly accepted about linkages between working hours and productive output overall.
In this edition of The Policy Post, we cover:
🔹A detailed look into the realities behind India’s workforce. Are 70-hour work weeks really the solution?
🔹An op-ed on what is culture-compatible Public Policy and how culture should lie at the root of developing policies.
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- Yash, and Team PPI
This Week’s Policy Focus 🔎
While the world is trying to move toward a healthier work-life balance, 4-day weeks, and remote-working options, much of India is embroiled in a controversial statement on working 70-hour weeks.
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The best Podcasts, Videos, Essays and Fellowships from the world of Policy and Governance for this past week!
📝 Op-Ed: Culture-Compatible Public Policy
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