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India's declining sex ratio: Numbers are not the only deceptive thing

rls who survive the first month of their lives. But another factor is the parents’ desire to be taken care of in old age. And what chance do women stand in this respect, given that the ratio of Female Workers to the population was 25.8 per cent in 2016 and the gender pay gap was 20 per cent? Please click here to read more.

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Equality beyond GDP -Arpan Tulsyan

female labour force participation rate in India is, in fact, lower among urban, educated women. According to recent research by Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a major metropolis like Delhi has only 196 Female Workers per 1,000 workers, and Mumbai has only 188. In contrast, a state like Nagaland, which has historically been matrilineal, has more than 500 women workers per 1,000 in most districts. The strategy document skips discussing any number beyond t

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CIC: Get unorganised sector workers' data -Ambika Pandit

he national convener of the Public Health Resource Network submitted before the CIC the need for a centralised database to ensure assessment and implementation of schemes and laws. what percentage of Female Workers are engaged in the unorganised sector; how are the proposed amendments of the maternity benefits act likely to cover women working in the sector and status of implementation of the unorganised workers social security act, 2008. Since no inf

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ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

ily wage has doubled between 1993—94 and 2011—12. Wages have seen a faster growth for the most vulnerable categories including workers in rural areas, informal employment, casual workers, Female Workers and low-paid occupations. Nevertheless, there remain huge disparities. As per the Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), in 2011–12, the average wage in India was about 247 rupees (INR) pe

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Note ban effect? Contract, casual workers worst hit in Q1FY18, says study

ring the quarter. "In Manufacturing Sector, the composition of total estimated change in Employment of (-) 87,000 by gender shows a (-) 65,000 change in male workers and (-) 22,000 change in Female Workers," the Quarterly Employment Survey said. On 8 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetisation of all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes. Out of (-) 87,000 change in total estimated employment, no change was observe

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Quarterly Employment Survey: 87,000 manufacturing sector jobs lost in April-June 2017

financial year, while regular employment saw an addition of 1.48 lakh workers, the survey showed. The total increase in employment comprised addition of 13,000 male workers, while rest 51,000 were Female Workers. The sharpest rise in female employment during April-June was seen in education sector, with job addition of 53,000 workers, followed by health with job increase of 16,000 workers. Education sector witnessed the highest increase in male emp

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Why the Budget may not benefit the female kisan -Jayashree Nandi

ntal as well as in-laws' home. "And without land in her name, she remains without access to any entitlement from the government," she adds. According to Census 2011, more than 40% of all Female Workers are agricultural labourers and constitute nearly 65% of agriculture workers. According to NGO estimates, less than 13% of agricultural land is owned by women. This, despite the Hindu Succession Act of 1956 which prescribes equal distributio

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53 thousand casual jobs lost in Jan-Mar, overall employment up by 1.85 lakh

rade (29,000), IT/BPO (13,000), Transport (3,000), Accommodation & Restaurant (3,000), Construction (2,000) and Education (2,000). Out of the total estimated change in employment of 1.85 lakh, Female Workers accounted for a change of (+) 59,000 and male workers accounted for a change of (+)1.26 lakh. The self employed segment experienced a positive change of 15,000 and employees experienced a positive change of 1.70 lakh. In manufacturing se

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It's time to give priority to women's work participation

lmost everyday untoward incidents related to molestation, sexual harassment, kidnapping or rape that occur here are reported in various NCR-based newspapers. Clearly, safety of women office-goers and Female Workers is one of the major determinants of their (low) labour force participation, even in urban locations like Gurgaon or Delhi. The latest issue of the India Development Update from the World Bank, (released on 29 May, 2017) spells out such

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Cash drought shadow: Distress sale of paddy -Hemant Kumar Rout

been harvested. The farmers will have to use manual workers for cutting and shifting paddy straws to their houses.  “For this, we need cash. While a male worker charges Rs 300 per day, Female Workers demand Rs 250. I do not have sufficient Rs 100 notes. I stood in queues before an ATM and a bank for two days and withdrew Rs 12,000. While the bank gave me four Rs 2,000 notes and twenty Rs 100 notes, the ATM delivered one Rs 2,000 note. T

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