Women's work in India*

Sep 7th 2017, Jayati Ghosh

The 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 Times on September 7, 2018.


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