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WOMEN WORKERS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: EVIDENCE FROM THE ORGANIZED SEGMENT OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN INDIA

    1 Author(s):  D. INDRAKUMAR

Vol -  11, Issue- 5 ,         Page(s) : 103 - 121  (2020 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/IRJMSH

Abstract

India is one among the countries which have least proportion of female labour force participation rate in the world. Even after having the half of the share in the total population, the share of females in the labour force is very meager in number as compared with other countries. This indicts the economic transition and development does not bring the women together (Oxfam, 2019). Vast majority of the literature are of the opinion that there was continuous fall the labour force participation rate for females since 1993. When the economy was taken shape towards next phase of development after the adoption of new economic reforms in early 1990s. There was drastic growth in the opportunities in the economy especially in service sector since the concept of liberalization, globalization and privatization was centre theme of the Indian economy. This in turn shifted the some of the labour force from agriculture to towards manufacturing and services sector. The skilled and semi-skilled labour forces were got opportunities in manufacturing sector. There was huge expansion in the manufacturing sector after reforms. Similarly the services sector, the major contributor to the Indian economy was biggest source of employment opportunities during the post reforms period. It is true that there was a huge expansion at large scale in the economy after the new economic reforms.

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