Rising Female Work Participation Signals Stressed Livelihoods, Not Progress

The rising female work participation rate in India is not a sign of progress, but rather a sign of stressed livelihoods. Women are increasingly entering the workforce, but they are doing so in low-paying, self-employed jobs, and their real wages are stagnant. This is due to a number of factors, including the decline of employment in urban industrial and services sectors. By Coshorts