Night shifts are not the answer to getting more women to work
Allowing women to work nights would just be a necessary and not sufficient condition for bringing more women into the work force
Mumbai: Last week, the labour and employment ministry wrote to all state chief secretaries to amend laws in order to allow women to work night shifts in factories. The government’s ultimate aim is to increase India’s female labour force participation rate (LFPR). A previous Plainfacts story had found that 217 million women are missing from India’s work force, and at 53 percentage points, the country has one of the world’s worst gender gaps when it comes to labour force participation.