Women in the Workforce

As part of the JJN and CPR Jobs Initiative, the 

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Every newspaper in the country is littered with stories about the changing jobs landscape. Significant research and discourse have explored the reasons behind falling female labor force participation. But what would happen if the opposite were true? Today, only about a fourth of women are known to be in the labor force, but how would women fare if more of them were to enter the just job-scarce labor market?

Empowering women, cultivating their capacities and harnessing their productive potential will add to economic growth and well-being. But beyond the supply side, there is also a need to focus on the demand side to improve opportunities and employment experiences for women.

 

Date:     February 13, 2019
Time:    10AM to 12PM
Venue:  India International Centre, Seminar Hall No 2, Delhi
Speakers

Ravinder Kaur
Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology, IIT Delhi

Diya Dutta
Research Manager
Oxfam, India

Santosh Mehrotra
Professor, Economics
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Rahul Verma
Senior Fellow
Centre for Policy Research

Moderator

Sabina Dewan
President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network
Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

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