India’s workforce is masculinizing rapidly
Fewer women are working now, and those who are work long hours for low pay, data from India’s latest official employment survey show
Just nine countries around the world, including Syria and Iraq, now have a fewer proportion of working women than India, new official data confirms. And if Bihar were a country, it would have the lowest share of working women in the world. Among urban women who do work, domestic cleaning work is the second most common profession after textile-related jobs, the periodic labour force survey (PLFS) data published by the NSSO show.