The determinant in more women in the job market

Syllabus: GS-I, Subject: Society and Social Justice, Topic: Issue related to women, Issue: Women’s workforce participation

Restrictions to women’s workforce participation:

  • Patriarchy perpetuates male dominance in society and assigns women to unpaid household roles.
  • Women’s entry into the labor market is hindered by their domestic responsibilities, lack of mobility, and lower human capital due to societal norms.
  • Gendered choices in the labor market lead women to overcrowd in low productivity jobs and lag behind men in wages and diversification of work.

The way ahead:

Women’s labor market participation can be increased by:

  • Reducing and distributing the burden of unpaid domestic work,
  • Improving work conditions,
  • Providing infrastructural support.
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