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Women Labour Force UPSC NOTE

 Challenges of women labour force in India

  • World Economic Forum's 2022 Global Gender Gap Report, India ranks 135 out of 146 countries.

  • Its in terms of economic participation and opportunity for women

  • This means that Indian women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce and face a number of barriers to economic success.

Some of the key challenges,

Lack of education and training: Women are less likely than men to have access to education and training, which limits their employment opportunities and earning potential.

Gender stereotypes and discrimination: Women are often stereotyped as being less capable than men in the workplace, and they may face discrimination in hiring, promotion, and pay.

Unpaid care work: Women are disproportionately responsible for unpaid care work, such as childcare and eldercare, which can limit their ability to participate in the workforce.

Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment is a major problem in the Indian workplace, and it can deter women from participating in the workforce or from seeking advancement.

Solutions

The Indian government has taken a number of steps,

  • Passing laws against sexual harassment.

  • Providing financial incentives to employers who hire women. 

  • Ensuring women have equal opportunities to participate in the Indian workforce and achieve their full economic potential.

  • Improve access to education and training for women. 

  • Expanding girls' education programs, providing scholarships to women from low-income families, 

Solutions

  • Reduce the burden of unpaid care work on women

  • Create a safe and supportive work environment for women. 

By taking these steps, India can create a more equitable and inclusive workforce for women and achieve its full economic potential.

Added Points

  • In 2022-23, there has been a decrease of 5% in the female labour rate among married women aged 25 to 49 years.

  • The decline in the female labour rate (LFPR) is primarily concentrated within the age of 25-29.

  • Initiatives such as the National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers. 

  • The implementation of such schemes is imperative in both the public and private sectors. 

  • The implementation of work settings that prioritise the needs and well-being of women.

  • The provision of secure transportation options, and the expansion of part-time job possibilities.

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