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This book refutes the rising general perception that the gender gap in India is decreasing. The argument is strengthened by calculating the gender gap index at two time periods and providing quantitative information along with information pertaining to numerous case studies.

Selecting relevant welfare indicators and focusing on the neglected dimensions of gender equity, Bearing the Brunt: Impact of Rural Distress on Women discusses the gendered impact of rural economic distress with respect to employment, agricultural production, natural resource management, and food security. It shows that women are bearing the brunt of the increase in rural economic distress at the turn of the century, with spillover effects on their physical and social wellbeing. The gender gap index shows a widening of the gender gap in welfare ...

Women's Access to Livelihoods
Women's access to livelihoods
Labour Force Participation and Work Participation of Women

Work participation ratio gives the number of females working per thousand females in the population. Labour force participation on the other hand consists of those who are working and those who are unemployed, but are seeking work and are willing to work. Labour force excludes person who are not willing to work and not seeking work. As per the development theory, as the country develops and female education improves, the labour force participation of women increases. It also helps relevant human resource availability for development. People shift from low-paid jobs in agriculture to high-paid jobs in non-agricultural sectors. The shift also helps to improve the labour productivity of those left behind ...

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