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Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

i Bansal, however, points out that in order to understand the problem of joblessness in the country it is better to consider the indicator 'Worker-Population Ratio' (WPR), which is also known as the 'Work Participation Rate' for the age-group 15-59 years (according to usual status) instead of the indicator 'unemployment rate'. It should be noted that the indicator ‘Proportion Unemployed’ (viz. proportion of persons unemployed in the pop

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More Women Are Out of Work, Reveals Govt Report -Subodh Varma

Survey Organisation survey. Workforce participation has been continuously declining in India (see chart below) and the latest level is nearly half of what it was in 2004-05. This is one of the lowest Work Participation Rates in the world. These latest estimates are for what is called the ‘usual status (principal+subsidiary)’ which means that any woman who worked for a large part of the preceding year in an occupation as well as those wh

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Why clubbing employment and work in India is misleading -Jayati Ghosh

much discussion on the evidence from recent National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) large sample surveys on employment, of the significant decline in women’s workforce participation rates. The Work Participation Rate of rural women aged 15+ years declined from 35 per cent in 1999-2000 to 24 per cent in 2011-12, while the rate for urban women did not change from the really low rate of 16.6 per cent. Various explanations have been offered for thi

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Changes in the Structure of Employment in India -Vikas Rawal

nt sectors. With an emphasis on using age-cohort analysis, the dynamics of change in the employment structure are elucidated. The paper looks at changes in the overall size of the labour force and in Work Participation Rates between 1993–94 and 2011–12 and talks about changes in employment structure across different industries as well as impact of improvement in educational attainment on employment conditions of young workers. Please cl

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From 'Job-less' to 'Job-loss' Economy: What is PM Modi Doing -Savera

-Newsclick.in The falling Work Participation Rate shows that the economy is in deep crisis. Various other economic indicators show this as well. In a stark and chilling confirmation of what the whole country has known for some time, a govt. report shows that Indian workforce (those actually working) declined from about 54% of the working age population in 2011-12 to 51% in 2015-16. While the working age population increased by 2.9% per year du

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Ten years after Sachar Report -Zeeshan Shaikh

e personnel broken down by religion. In the years both preceding and following Sachar, Muslims continued to have the lowest average monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) among all communities. The Work Participation Rate for Muslim men increased only slightly to 49.5% in 2011 from 47.5% in 2001; for Muslim women, the increase was even smaller, from 14.1% in 2001 to 14.8% in 2011.     Perhaps the most telling figures

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Women are the engines of the Indian economy but our contribution is ignored -Jayati Ghosh

ers more opportunities for women’s agency, mobility and empowerment, and it usually leads to greater social recognition of the work that women do, whether paid or unpaid. Where women’s Work Participation Rates are relatively low, it is safe to say that the surrounding society isn’t giving women the capacities, opportunities and freedom to engage in productive work, nor recognising the vast amount of work performed by women as unpa

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Why Kerala cuts a sorry figure on jobs -Subodh Varma

rban ones - almost as poor as the low levels in most north Indian states and unlike any "gender empowered" state. In Tamil Nadu, with similar levels of urbanisation and literacy, women's Work Participation Rate is about 38% in rural areas and 20% in urban areas. Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, the country saw a steep fall in women's employment with work participation plummeting by 32% in rural areas and 11% in urban areas. TN, with its mi

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Only 33% of Muslims work, lowest among all religions -Subodh Varma

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Muslims have the lowest share of working people - about 33% - among all religious communities in India. This is lower than the nationwide average Work Participation Rate of 40%. The figure for Jains and Sikhs stands at 36% each. Buddhists, comprising mostly Dalits who embraced Buddhism in the 20th century, have a high working population share at 43%. For Hindus, the figure is 41%. Drawn from the Census 2011 data,

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‘Made in India’ policies like MGNREGA inspire the world: ILO

ain level of income protection which will keep people above poverty line and contribute to macro economy (demand). Then you can fine tune that (strict labour laws),” said Polaski. On falling Work Participation Rate of women, Polaski said while India had seen some job growth, it had been mainly for men in urban areas. “Women in rural areas are withdrawing from work for various reasons, and most of the jobs created in India have been info

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