MARGIN: The Journal of Applied Economic Research

The Journal of Applied Economic Research (JAER) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal published by NCAER in New Delhi in conjunction with SAGE International.  JAER publishes papers that pay special attention to the economics of emerging economies, but is open to high-quality papers from all fields of applied economics.


Volume 15 Issue 1, February 2021


Special Issue: Skilling-Critical Perspectives for Enhancing India’s Employability


  • Overview 
    by Bornali Bhandari 

  • Structural Transformation of Jobs from Manufacturing to Services: Will It Work for India?
    by Soumya Bhadury, Abhinav Narayanan, Bhanu Pratap 

  • The Role of Pedagogy in Developing Life Skills
    by Renu Gupta   

  • Are Secondary Schools Imparting Digital Skills? An Empirical Assessment
    by Bornali Bhandari, Charu Jain, Ajaya K. Sahu 

  • Vocational Education and Training in India: Prospects and Challenges from an Outside Perspective
    by Matthias Pilz, Julia Regel 

  • Higher Education, Vocational Training and Performance of Firms
    by Seema Sangita 

  • Does Vocational Training Promote Female Labour Force Participation? An Analysis for India
    by Indrajit Bairagya, Tulika Bhattacharya, Pragati Tiwari


Shekhar Shah

Managing Editor:
Sanjib Pohit
Anuradha Bhasin 

Guest Editor:
Bornali Bhandari

Editorial Board:
Shankar Acharya, Kanchan Chopra, Sonalde Desai, Mahendra Dev, Andrew Foster, Kaliappa Kalirajan, Deepak Lal, Sudipto Mundle, Dilip Nachane, Arvind Panagariya, Vishwanath Pandit, Raghuram Rajan, M Govinda Rao, U Shankar 


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Guidelines for Contributors!

Shekhar Shah,  Sanjib Pohit,  Anuradha Bhasin
Feb 2021

Education, Gender, Human Development, Industry, Labour, Macroeconomics