According to India Development Report released by World Bank, India had one of the lowest female participation in the workforce, ranking 120th among 131 countries.
While overall job creation has been limited, most of the new ones have been grabbed by men given the social norms. As per the report, the participation level has been dropping since 2005, despite having 42% women who are graduates.
Jobs for Indian women remain primarily in the agriculture sector. The share of women in services and industry is less than 20%. Indian women’s workforce participation is closer to Pakistan (24.6 percent) and the Arab world (23.3 percent) while neighboring Countries Nepal (79.9 percent) and China (63.9 percent) are leagues ahead.
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- World Bank President is Jim Yong Kim and its headquarter is in Washington D.C. USA
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Source- The Economic Times