Friday, June 14
Thu
Feb
08

Explaining the Significant Hikes in Female Work Participation Rate in India in Recent Years

Speakers:

Biswanath GoldarIEG, Delhi

 
08
February,
2024
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (IST)

Abstract:-
PLFS data reveal significant hikes in the female labour force and female workforce participation rates in India between 2017-18 and 2022-23. There is a view that the surge in rural women employment is primarily caused by economic distress among rural households. It has also been claimed that the increase in the share of unpaid (family) workers reflects the economy’s inability to generate enough productive and remunerative jobs. In this paper, we scrutinize both claims. We find that increased women workforce participation is not attributable to economic distress in rural areas. We find empirical evidence that indicates that unpaid female (family) workers in rural areas are engaged in sufficiently productive work and are not disguisedly unemployed.

(With: Suresh Chand Aggarwal, Visiting Professor, Institute of Human Development, New Delhi)

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Date & Time

08-02-2024
03:00 PM
to 04:00 PM (IST)

Location

IEG

Venue

VKRV Rao room

Event Type

IEG BROWN BAG SEMINAR SERIES

Event Category

Speaker(s)

Biswanath Goldar

IEG, Delhi

Moderator(s)

Sukhdeep Singh

Assistant Professor