decline in workforce participation by women in India
reflects shift from paid to unpaid work. In the absence
of basic amenities, a greater proportion of women are
engaged in fetching water, collecting fuel for cooking.
Once we take into account these unpaid and socially
unrecognised activities done by women, it is found that
workforce participation of women is greater than men.
* This article was originally
published in Hindustan
September 7, 2018.