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In the context of the recently released Periodic Labour Force Survey, our lead editorial notes that a large differential between the male and female labour force participation rates (LFPRs) sets India apart from its global peers. In most Southeast Asian countries the female LFPR is over 50 per cent. In China it is close to 70 per cent. By some accounts, the influx of women workers into the formal workforce helped drive the East Asian miracles of the 1970s and 1980s, and is a major differentiator for the Bangladesh economy today. Read here

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 6:30 AM IST

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