New Delhi: Economic review has been introduced in Parliament. The Economic Survey states that there is a need for salary and career advancement, incentives for better work and social security benefits for women at the workplace to increase the participation of women in the workforce in India.
It has been observed that a woman performs more unpaid household services and care of household members than a man. According to the Economic Survey 2020-21, in 2018-19, the participation of women in the labor force of rural and urban areas productive age group (15-59 years) was 26.5 percent while in respect of men this figure was 80.3 percent.
The Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman suggested ‘Institutional investment for affordable and good child care facilities, paternity leave, family friendly work environment and more to encourage more women to join the workforce’ Help is needed to care for the elderly.
The survey said that there is a need for salary and career progress, incentives for better work and social security benefits for women at the workplace. According to the survey, the participation of women in household work was 55.7 percent in rural areas and 59.1 percent in urban areas in 2018-19.