Sher Singh Verick is Deputy Director of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India. Prior to this, he was Senior Employment Specialist in the Delhi office, leading the ILO’s support to governments in South Asia on employment policy formulation and related research; and Senior Research Economist for the ILO in Geneva. He has also worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and various research institutions in Europe and Australia. He holds a master’s degree in development economics from the Australian National University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bonn. Since December 2004, he is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has published in a range of journals and has authored/edited a number of volumes including 'Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda' (2016), 'Perspectives on Labour Economics for Development' (2013), and 'Labour Markets of Emerging Economies' (2013).
Women and work in Asia: Insights for India’s low female labour force participation
08 Mar 2017
In this article, Sher Singh Verick, Deputy Director, ILO’s Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, shows how India compares with other countries in Asia as well as with other developing regions in the world, in terms of the level and trend of female labour force participation.
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