The gender imbalance

India’s social story would be entirely different if the imbalance in the status of women is corrected
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First Published: Fri, Nov 09 2012. 08 51 AM IST
The country’s women still lag behind men in participating in economic activity and political decision-making even as the gender gap in health and education remains a concern. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
The country’s women still lag behind men in participating in economic activity and political decision-making even as the gender gap in health and education remains a concern. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Updated: Fri, Nov 09 2012. 09 11 AM IST
Gender equality and women’s empowerment could mean profitability gains for India companies, Michelle Bachelet, executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, said in a report, citing academic research.
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Unfortunately, data suggests India so far has missed this opportunity. The country’s women still lag behind men in participating in economic activity and political decision-making even as the gender gap in health and education remains a concern.
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