India ranks 120th among 131 nations in women workforce - World Bank report

Posted on:31 May 2017 11:56:08
India ranks 120th among 131 nations in women workforce - World Bank report
31 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • As per ‘India Development Report’ released by World Bank on May 29, 2017, India ranks 120th among 131 countries in terms of women participation in the workforce.

  • In India, the women participation in the workforce is only 27%, which is much lower as compared to China and Brazil where it is in the range of 65 - 70%.

  • Indian women’s workforce participation is closer to Pakistan (24.6 percent) and the Arab world (23.3 percent) while neighbouring Countries Nepal (79.9 percent) and China (63.9 percent) are leagues ahead.



  • As per ‘India Development Report’ released by World Bank on May 29, 2017, India ranks 120th among 131 countries in terms of women participation in the workforce.

  • In India, the women participation in the workforce is only 27%, which is much lower as compared to China and Brazil where it is in the range of 65 - 70%.

  • Indian women’s workforce participation is closer to Pakistan (24.6 percent) and the Arab world (23.3 percent) while neighbouring Countries Nepal (79.9 percent) and China (63.9 percent) are leagues ahead.


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