ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Displacement of the Female in the Indian Labour Force

Displacement of the Female in the Indian Labour Force Bahnisikha Ghosh Sudhin K Mukhopadhyay Analysis of available data on employment in India points to the fact that there has been a drastic reduction in the number of women workers as well as in their work participation rates. There are three possible hypotheses that may explain this situation. First, economic change might have caused the technological and occupational structure of the economy to undergo a transformation biased in favour of males. Second, the Indian economic scene, featured by growing unemployment and sluggish growth of income per head, had failed to provide sufficient opportunity or incentive to attract many of the potential workers, most of them female. Third, the sex ratio may have undergone a change.

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