Janneke Pieters is Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, where she is one of the core members of the Employment and Development Program. She obtained her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Groningen Growth and Development Center. Her research interests are in the fields of development, labour, and international economics, with a particular focus on women’s labour market outcomes, education, and inequality.
What explains the stagnation of female labour force participation in urban India?
27 Sep 2013
Over the past two decades, urban India has experienced expansion in women’s education, fertility decline and growth in white-collared jobs. Then why is it that female labour force participation has stagnated at around 18% since the 1980s? This column seeks to answer this question by exploring demand and supply side factors that influence female labour force participation.
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