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Easing Regulatory Constraints: A Panacea to Female Labour Force Participation Rate?

Surbhi Ghai Protective legislation for females, with their stereotyped perceptions, are inhibiting their labour force participation rates. They must be revamped. The female labour force participation rate (FLPR) in India has continued to decline over the last few years despite robust economic growth, rising incomes, and improvement in gender outcomes across a range of dimensions. … Continue reading Easing Regulatory Constraints: A Panacea to Female Labour Force Participation Rate?

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The anomaly of women’s work and education in India

Surbhi Ghai There has been a decline in the female labour force participation rate and size of the female labour force in India in recent years. This article looks at this trend in conjunction with female educational attainment in the country. It finds that states with high levels of patriarchy are also the ones where … Continue reading The anomaly of women’s work and education in India

Are we prepared for the future of work?

Raavi Aggarwal Given the threat of jobs displacement on account of the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, it has become crucial to develop a high-quality labour force with advanced cognitive skills. In this context, I examine trends in government spending on the education sector, as well as learning outcomes. The article contends that in … Continue reading Are we prepared for the future of work?