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18 Feb 2016

Ragini Bhuyan, Live Mint

Will changing nature of jobs worsen gender gap?

At 53 percentage points, India has one of the worst gender gaps (difference between the sexes) in the world when it comes to labour force participation…a recent World Economic Forum report...[shows]…that only 14.3% of science researchers in India are women…data from the National Sample Survey Organisation shows that the percentage of women working in finance, insurance, real estate and business services, which includes informational technology services, is only 13.4% across rural and urban populations...The need to increase representation of women in technical fields also arises out of the fact that the biggest decline in work functions will come in areas which traditionally employ sizeable numbers of women such as office and administrative jobs.