[Premium] Female Labour Force Participation in India – Key Issues and Analysis

According to the data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), India’s female labour force participation rate (FLPR) is at 27% which is among the lowest in the world and has declined considerably over the last 2 decades. This decline in female labour force participation is despite robust economic growth, rising incomes, falling fertility rates and improvements in female literacy.

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A recent survey points out that the women participation in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) is only around 14%. This suggests that many of our best brains that showed the maximum potential do not pick research as their career.

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