The significant fall in the labour force participation of rural women between 2004 and 2011 has been an issue that has generated considerable academic interest. In this paper, the authors look at 30 years of comparable NSS data from 1983 to 2011 of rural women’s participation in the labour force using a variety of definitions of female labour force participation that capture both market and non-market work.
This work is part of ‘Gender Norms, Labour Supply and Poverty Reduction in Comparative Context: Evidence from Rural India and Bangladesh’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Amaresh Dubey, Wendy Olsen and Kunal Sen, 2017. The Decline in the Labour Force Participation of Rural Women in India: Taking a Long-Run View, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 60(4), pages 589-612, December 2017
The Decline in the Labour Force Participation of Rural Women in India: Taking a Long-Run View
Published 19 December 2017