Women account for 48% of India’s population. However, with only 19% of them being a part of the labour force, our country suffers from an alarmingly low female workforce participation rate.
In this episode of Decoding Impact, we have Mitali Nikore as our guest speaker. Mitali is an economist, a gender policy specialist and the founder of the youth-led research group Nikore Associates. In our conversation with her, we elucidate why a country like India, which is considered one of the potential superpowers of the world, lags behind – with its women still not as economically empowered as they should be.
Through this dialogue, we unravel some key insights from recent important surveys like the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) and the National Family and House Health Survey, explore themes like the burden of societal expectations from women, and discuss ways to make the situation better.