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Women Workers in India [electronic resource] : Why So Few Among So Many?, Das, Sonali..

Author/Creator:
Das, Sonali.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2015.
Series:
IMF eLibrary
IMF Working Papers: Working Paper No. 15/55
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (31 p.)
Local subjects:
Economics of Gender.
Employment.
Female Labor Force Participation.
Formal and Informal Sectors.
Informal Labor Markets.
Informal Sector.
Institutional Arrangements.
Job Creation.
Labor Force Participation.
Labor Market Regulation.
Particular Labor Markets: Public Policy.
Shadow Economy.
Women.
India.
Summary:
This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian household survey data, we model the labor force participation choices of women, conditional on demographic characteristics and education, as well as looking at the influence of state-level labor market flexibility and other state policies. Our main finding is that a number of policy initiatives can help boost female economic participation in the states of India, including increased labor market flexibility, investment in infrastructure, and enhanced social spending.
Notes:
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Das, Sonali.
Jain-Chandra, Sonali.
Kochhar, Kalpana.
Kumar, Naresh.
Other format:
Print Version:
ISBN:
1498371744:
9781498371742
ISSN:
2227-8885
Publisher Number:
10.5089/9781498371742.001
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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