Only 27% Indian women are in labour force- the lowest among BRICS countries

Among G-20 countries, it is better only than Saudi Arabia


Devanik Saha | IndiaSpend
Rising income levels and stability in families are disincentivising women from joining the labour force, according to Reassessing Patterns of Female Labor Force Participation in India, a March 2017 report by the World Bank, which analysed government data from 2004-05 to 2011-12. As many as 19.6 million women–equivalent to the population of Romania–dropped out of the workforce during this period, of which rural women accounted for 53%, the report said.
In its three year (2017-20) ‘action agenda draft’ released on April 23, 2017,

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First Published: May 04 2017 | 8:33 AM IST

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