Promoting female participation in urban India’s labour force

The workforce participation rate of India’s women is significantly lower than that of the men; and amongst the women, the employment levels of urban women are lower than those of their rural counterparts. Using the findings of the 2018 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), released in 2019, Aditi Ratho provides an overview of the current state of female labour force participation in urban India.

Image courtesy of Aditi Ratho

Image courtesy of interviewee. November 19, 2020

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