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Here's why Indian women are increasingly falling off employment map

If the number of women who quit, was a city, it would be the third-most populated in the world

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Namita Bhandare | IndiaSpend
In the first four months of 2017, a nugget of information went by unnoticed: While jobs for men increased by 0.9 million, 2.4 million women fell off the employment map, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a think tank.

“Only women suffer when there’s an employment problem,” said Mahesh Vyas, CMIE managing director and CEO.

The trend for this year points to a continuing story of Indian women increasingly clocking out of the workplace.

It might not seem like it at first glance. You see women employed everywhere, in ad agencies and

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First Published: Aug 05 2017 | 10:19 AM IST

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