Female labour force participation keeps plunging in India

In India, the female labour force participation dropped to a dismal 27 percent in 2015, down from 34 percent in 2004. The country now ranks 11th from the bottom on a worldwide index of female participation in the workforce, falling below countries like Bangladesh and Nepal. Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce in India? Our reporters Mandakini Gahlot, Thomas Denis, Suyash Shrivastava and Avantika Seth bring us this report examining the question.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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