India – igniting inclusive growth by raising female economic participation

Piritta Sorsa 18 June 2014

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India is in many ways at a crossroads in mid-2014. It will have a new government, it will need ignition to restart the growth engine and make it more inclusive. But if this is to happen, then Indian women will have to be given the chance and the incentives to participate more in the labour market. Indian women already show signs of starting gradually to assert themselves more. Currently, female labour force participation is among the lowest in the emerging markets and declining.

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Topics:  Gender Labour markets

Tags:  India, gender gap, female labour market participation