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BS Number Wise: Jobs added for women, but gender disparity remains

In 2021-22, one female will hold a job for every four males employed. In 2020-21, the ratio was 1:5

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Ishaan Gera New Delhi
“She-cession” is a word that came up during the pandemic describing women worldwide being laid off or downsizing their careers to take care of families. The pandemic reversed the little gains women had made in economic life.

Coronavirus cases are falling in India and women appear set for better days. Data from Employee Provident Fund, the state-run social security organisation, till December 2021 suggests that women’s employment in the formal economy will increase at double the pace than male net job additions. Female net job additions declined 12.3 per cent in 2020-21, whereas male employment increased 0.6 per cent. The

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 3:16 PM IST

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