The COVID-19 pandemic has posed innumerable challenges before us and among them an increased vulnerability of an aged workforce demand our urgent attention. The deteriorating and worrisome plight of the elderly especially in the informal sector needs to be given adequate attention.
Absence of Indian women from the workforce points to worrying trends.
GENDER EQUALITY / In order to ensure larger participation of women in workforce there is an immediate need for transforming the societal outlook towards them.
The decline in women’s participation in the Indian workforce reminds us of the importance of ensuring policy implementation at the grassroots and the critical significance of building conducive and equal work cultures.