India’s puzzling gender gap will restrict growth3 min read 18 Oct 2016, 09:42 AM IST
As long as most of India's women are sidelined from the labour market, the engine of global growth won't be running at anywhere near full capacity
Of an estimated 2.6 billion mobile-phone owners in low- and middle-income countries last year, 1.4 billion were men and 1.2 were women, according to a study conducted for the mobile industry trade group GSMA. Most of that mobile-phone gender gap was concentrated in just one country, India, where 114 million fewer women than men had phones.
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