The Challenge of Equality at Work

Dr. Ramakiran .


Several studies have emphasized the concern for equity and equality or the very desire to improve the situation for women. Discrimination has an adverse impact as gender stereotypes are reinforced leading to a large informal sector where women pile up, with little scope of wage employment in the declining formal sector. Excluding women from most of the jobs relegates them to low paid jobs in the informal sector. This paper discuses briefly statistical data relating to the status of women workers, low employment figures, discrimination they confront and occupational segregation. It focuses on the various means of addressing discrimination and inequality.


women workers, gender, discrimination inequality, occupational segregation.

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