Female Employment

Employment in India: What does the Latest Data Show?

The latest comprehensive data on employment in India, collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) has been published. This article is an attempt to interpret the data, published in EPW.

Where have the women workers disappeared?

The 2009-10 major round NSSO employment-unemployment survey figures released in the last week has raised quite a few eyebrows. The latest estimates show sharp decline in the labourforce participation rates (sum of employed and unemployed to population ratio, LFPR) and work participation rates (employed to population ratio, WPR) in the last five years.The article is an attempt to explain the fall in LFPR for women in particular.