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Gender disparity: Harder for women to re-enter job market, shows EPFO data

Payroll data released by the National Statistical Office shows only 18.67 per cent of the persons that rejoined and re-subscribed employees' provident fund (EPF) are female

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The share of women in net payroll additions was pegged at even lower levels at 22.08 per cent in June as against 19.94 per cent in May

Shiva Rajora
When it comes to rejoining jobs after leaving them, it is men who far outnumber women -- a factor that is lending strength to gender disparity in the workforce.

The payroll data released by the National Statistical Office shows only 18.67 per cent of those who rejoined and re-subscribed to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) in June are women, a slight improvement from 18 per cent in April and 17.7 per cent in May.

The ratio has been improving over the years, but at a slow pace.

In comparison, 26.6 per cent of the fresh subscribers to the EPF in

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First Published: Aug 29 2022 | 8:59 PM IST

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