Tracing decline of female labour force participation rate to caste inequalities in urban and rural India

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Author: Raj, Akash; Bhanot, Nandani


As India enters its demographic dividend, it becomes increasingly important to empower women to smoothly enter the labour force. Developed countries in the past have used their demographic dividend to successfully integrate their working-age population into productive labour, and thus transitioned from developing economies to developed economies. This is important not only for the welfare of the general population but also because the largest age group population will become dependent on the country's welfare in the future when they drop out of the working age. In order to successfully...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Labour market; Participation; Culture and society; Demographics; Equity

Keywords: Labour force participation; Cultural factor; Social aspects; Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Rural urban disparity

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Rohini, India: Project uP, 2021

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Journal volume: 1

Journal number: 3

Journal date: January 2021

Pages: pp. 1430-1451

ISSN: 2582-9203

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 146.215

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