ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Characteristics of Female Employment-Implications of Research and Policy

Implications of Research and Policy Pushpa Sundar While it is now generally conceded that growth in itself will not necessarily ensure that its benefits will 'trickle down' to the poorest and the weakest, it is not equally appreciated that policies to reduce unemployment and promote expansion of employment opportunities in themselves do not necessarily lead to an improvement in female employment. However it is still not considered relevant to consider female employment as a separate and specific category despite the fact that the 9 crore women workers in India constitute 33 per cent of the total workforce and their share of unemployment (40 per cent) is higher than their share in the labour force.

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