Ep.104: महिला श्रमिक और अर्थव्यवस्था The Indian Women Labour Force

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था में महिलाओं के योगदान पर अध्ययन करने की सख़्त ज़रुरत है। एक ओर सुनने में आता है कि भारत की महिला श्रम भागीदारी दर साउदी अरब जैसे रूढ़िवादी राज्य के करीब पहुँच चुकी है तो दूसरी ओर कई भारतीय महिलाएँ अर्थव्यवस्था के हर क्षेत्र में नयी ऊँचाइयाँ छू रही हैं। तो इस एपिसोड में हमने महिला श्रम के कई पहलुओं पर चर्चा की अर्थशास्त्री, प्रोफेसर अश्विनी देशपांडे से, जो इस विषय पर दो दशकों से शोध कर रही हैं।

What do the low women labour force participation rates in India indicate? How has COVID-19 impacted women labour in India? What can the Indian state, society, and markets do to correct the gender gap? These are some questions we discuss in this Puliyabaazi with Dr Ashwini Deshpande (@AshwDeshpande), Professor of Economics and the Founding Director of Centre for Economic Data and Analysis at Ashoka University.

For more:

  1. Puliyabaazi episode on gender discrimination with Mahima Vashisht
  2. The Norms That Matter, a paper exploring the distribution of women’s work between income generation, expenditure-saving, and unpaid domestic responsibilities in India, by Ashwini Deshpande and Naila Kabeer
  3. Scroll.in Interview with Ashwini Deshpande
  4. Mildred Pierce: a HBO miniseries
  5. French film gender role reversal – Oppressed Majority
  6. Freedom short film
  7. Dropping Out, Being Pushed Out or Can’t Get in? Decoding Declining Labour Force Participation of Indian Women, paper by Ashwini Deshpande and Jitendra Singh
  8. Caste: The Lies that Divide Us, a book by Isabel Wilkerson
  9. Hans Rosling’s TED talk on The Magic Washing Machine

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