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Gender Dimensions of Employment in India

Gender Dimensions of Employment in India

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Presentation by Neetha N., Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi, INDIA
ADB-OECD Joint Workshop on Gender and 3Es in India, Indonesia, and PRC
ADB Headquarters, 27-28 February 2012
Presentation by Neetha N., Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi, INDIA
ADB-OECD Joint Workshop on Gender and 3Es in India, Indonesia, and PRC
ADB Headquarters, 27-28 February 2012

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Gender Dimensions of Employment in India
 
Neetha N.
Centre for Women’s Development Studies
 New Delhi, INDIA
The views expressed in this paper are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the AsianDevelopment Bank (ADB), or its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The countries listed in this paper donot imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB's terminology.
 
 
Overview
Jobless growth- Unimpressive growth rate in employmentwith considerable fluctuations.
During the period 1988 to 1994, annual rural aggregate
employment grew at 2.03 percent, but in the subsequentperiod the rate slipped sharply to 0.66 percent while theurban employment growth rate declined from 3.39 per cent
to 2.27 per cent.
The annual rate of employment growth, however, did showrecovery between 2000 and 2005, increasing to 1.97 per cent
and 3.22 per cent for the rural and urban sectors respectively
 –
further declined drastically in the recent years- 0.17% perannum between 2004-05 and 2007-08 .
The subject of women, work and globalization has been an
important area of debate and analysis in India.
 
Recent data indicates a crisis in femaleemployment.
Three broad aspects
Extent of the decline
 –
both total and paidemployment
Sectoral and industrial dimensions of the decline
Implications and future policy

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