India’s Dilemma with Women
India has been facing a unique dilemma when it comes to women. Today, Indian women are more educated than ever before. Research shows 45.9 per cent of all enrolled undergraduate students as well as 40.5 per cent of all enrolled PhD students in India today are women. Women have truly been closing the gender gap in education. However, the labor force participation of women in India is abysmally low. According to World Bank estimates, the percentage of women in the total workforce in India has decreased from 27.6% in 1990 to 24.3% in 2016.
India has one of the lowest female participation in the workforce, ranking 120th among 131 countries for which data was available. Only 27% of women 15 years or older are working or searching for a job. Three of every five women in the prime working age group (26-45) are not earning any income.
Sixty-five percent of Indian women with college degrees are not working, which is extremely low compared to other countries like Bangladesh where (41%), and Brazil and Indonesia (25%) women graduates are not working.
A woman who is financially independent can contribute to the family and society in an effective way. The World Bank India Development Report further emphasizes the need to “create safe, flexible and well-paying jobs for a large number of women who are currently not in the labor market.”
The professional path of a woman in India is quite complicated and often non-linear. Women take career breaks for several reasons, be it marriage, pregnancy, motherhood, domestic responsibilities, familial responsibilities and many more. It can be very difficult for a woman to return to the workplace after a career break like that. Often they have lost years of valuable work experience, and employers are hesitant to hire them. Moreover, women returning to their jobs after marriage or motherhood often find that they can no longer work a demanding full-time corporate job. They require more flexibility in their schedules, to allow them to balance both their professional and personal responsibilities. Keeping all these varied aspects in mind, it is safe to say that a woman wanting to restart her professional life after a career break faces many difficulties.
What is required is a job opportunity that gives a woman:
- Work-life balance
- The freedom to work from wherever she wants
- The ability to choose how many hours she wants to work each day
- Financial independence with consistent income
- But at the same time, provides avenues for growth, learning and job satisfaction.
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