Women’s participation in labour force in India lessens: ILO

Q.  ILO has indicated that women participation in the labour market has declined. What is the percentage of the gender gap in India?
- Published on 11 Jul 16

a. 50
b. 45
c. 48
d. 49

ANSWER: 50
 
Level of participation of women in India’s job market is coming down, a matter of some concern according to a statement issued by ILO.
  • One of the issues is the question of gender and women’s participation in the labour market and that of women.
  • India is not the only country facing this problem, but the international comparison is pretty massive
  • IMF conducted a study in November 2015 which pointed to a gender gap of 50 percent in India compared to an average gap of 12 percent in the OECD countries.
  • Work profiles are changing due to globalisation, technological upgradation, geopolitical situations and collective responses and solutions need to be employed by stakeholders for this.
  • ILO is looking to bolster the role of women through promotion of social dialogue, global labour standards and international experience

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