Why Indian women are leaving the workforce1 min read 21 Dec 2018, 10:49 AM IST
The participation of women in the workforce will not improve unless patriarchy is challenged, says a new study
Mumbai: At 27%, India’s female labour force participation rate is among the lowest in the world and has declined significantly over the last two decades, according to data from the International Labour Organization. This decline in Indian female labour force participation, despite robust economic growth, rising incomes, falling fertility rates and improvements in female literacy has been perplexing. A new ICRIER study by Surbhi Ghai suggests that the root issue beneath this worrying trend is patriarchy.
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