Indian companies often prefer men over women in hiring
A bias towards men over women in the workplace, both in terms of hiring and salaries offered, is seen across blue and white collar jobs in India. Even jobs that depicted less bias at the time of advertisement were seen to reflect a gender pay gap. More than a third of all job advertisements in India explicitly specify the preferred gender of the prospective employee, which more often than not is male. Six in every 10 such jobs prefer male candidates, even as women continue to be preferred for low-quality, low-status and low-paid informal jobs, a new World Bank report has found.