Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Indian Working Women Workforce! - Some Stats

Do you know Indian working women constitute 24 percent of the workforce? Ironically, compared to the global 20 percent, only 5 percent of them reach the top layer! According to a recent study by Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm, India’s GDP could go up by 27 percent if the workforce strength in India constituted equal number of men and women!

Indian Women Workforce Statistics
•    24 percent of the total workforce constitute women
•    36 percent of Indian women take a break from work
•    91 percent of women who take a break wish to rejoin
•    58 percent are able to rejoin work full time
•    72 percent of women workforce who take a break do not want to go back to their previous employers
•    80 percent of women leave jobs for eldercare, maternity, and child care
•    Maximum women workforce leave jobs when they find their careers stalling
•    25 per cent women constitute the rural workforce.

A woman’s contribution to her family, her society, and to the nation as a whole is highly noteworthy. Unfortunately, the women workforce in India is waning. It is a blend of fears for personal safety, discouragement from within the family, social prejudices, restrictions imposed on their movements, fears for personal safety, discrimination at workplace, child care / elder care responsibilities, and lack of supportive policies that has led to the waning. According to a report published by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the country’s female workforce fell from 28.7 per cent in 2004-05 to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12.

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