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August 04, 2022

Labour force participation of Indian women is dropping steadily and urgent policy actions are required. Analyse (200 Words)

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IAS Parliament 12 days

KEY POINTS

·        World Economic Forum’s gender gap report 2022, where India was ranked at 135th position out of 146 countries.

·        The rank in economic participation and opportunity was particularly abysmal with India at 143rd position.

·        This poor performance is largely due to a very low participation of Indian women in the work force.

·        From 30.7 per cent in 2006, the proportion of working age women taking part in paid work dropped to 19.2 per cent in 2021, according to the World Bank.

·        While the pandemic could be partly responsible for severe job losses among women, the percentage of employed women has been quite low over the past decade, averaging 21 per cent between 2012 and 2021.

·        An IMF blog estimates that closing the gender gap for countries ranking in the lower half in gender inequality could increase GDP by an average of 35 per cent.

·        It is good that women are given longer time to recover after delivering a child and are allowed time to take care of their infants at a critical period, but asking companies to bear the entire burden of paid leave is not fair.

·        If the government steps up to compensate companies for their payouts during maternity leave, more companies may come forward to employ women. 

Aravind R 12 days

Kindly review this mam/sir

IAS Parliament 12 days

Good attmept. Try to provide a comprehensive conclusion. Keep Writing.

Ananta Kumar Muduli 13 days

Good morning sir....and thanku very much for guiding me in previous queries.

IAS Parliament 13 days

Try to include government schemes regarding empowerment of women. Try to stick to word limit. Keep Writing.

TK Padhan 13 days

Kindly review sir 

IAS Parliament 13 days

Try to mention government schemes regarding empowerment of women. Keep Writing.

Ravi sk 14 days

kindly review sir

IAS Parliament 13 days

Try to include data to support your arguments and bring coherence in the answer. Keep Writing.

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