India’s female work participation rate is better than we think4 min read . Updated: 26 Oct 2022, 01:16 AM IST
Surveys that account for misclassified, mis-stated and unpaid work would yield a different picture
The debate over the inclusion of unpaid work in the calculation of gross domestic product is a long-standing one. Given practical difficulties, this was not pursued further. In recent years, this has become a hot- button issue, since India’s female labour force participation rate (LFPR) is claimed to have declined considerably since 2005. It is a conclusion that fails both experiential and rigorous scrutiny.
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