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