More women confined to domestic work in India


WOMEN are among the most excluded groups in India, with almost 43 per cent of working-age women confined to domestic work, while many who do work outside the home face exploitation and low pay, according to the India Exclusion Report. Despite rising levels of literacy, the proportion of working-age women in India’s formal labour force is only about 27 per cent, compared with almost 60 per cent in Britain and the United States, World Bank data shows. Domestic work is not considered as productive and is neglected in policy, leaving the women at a severe disadvantage, said the report by…

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