Dr. Manoj Jatav is working as Associate Fellow(Faculty) at VV Giri Natinoal Labour Institute, Noida. He has more than 6 years of working experience in development sector. His research interests include Labour Market Analysis, Agrarian Distress, Social Security Nets, Livelihood Security, Gender and Work, Climate Risk Resilience, Livelihood Dynamics in Peri-Urban Areas and Political Ecology. He takes sessions on Formal and Informal Employment, Research Methods, Gender Issues at Work, Labour Market Policy Assessment, Quantitative Data Analysis, and SPSS.
He received his doctorate in Regional Development from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi, in August 2016. His doctoral thesis, titled as ‘Male Selective Out-Migration and Changing Gender Dimensions of Workforce in Rural Uttarakhand’, broadly focuses on understanding the issues of Migration, Employment and Gender in rural Uttarakhand. He also completed two years M.Phil. Programme from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development in 2009. The title of his MPhil. Dissertation was ‘Rural Non-farm Employment in India: An Analysis of Post-Economic Reform Period’.
He has undertaken independent research studies on different dimensions of labour and related areas and published the same in internationally reputed journals (which includes Economic & Political Weekly, the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, and Journal of Social and Economic Development). In addition, he has approximately four years of working experience (2014- 2018) with the South Asia Consortium for Inter- disciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), a policy research organisation based in Hyderabad, India. He had good opportunity of working on projects focusing on issues around livelihood and employment security, poverty reduction, and social security nets in rural and peri-urban areas. Prior to SaciWATERs, he has also worked with the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and VV Giri National Labour Institute as a consultant.