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Number Theory: Why do women drop out of the labour force in India?

The biggest reason why women stop working, even looking for a job—this is what being in the labour force entails – is because they have to be home makers. As far as men are concerned, this is hardly a constraint.
The disproportionate burden of home making is not just a factor for married women or those who have not had the opportunity to educate themselves, but for all women. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The disproportionate burden of home making is not just a factor for married women or those who have not had the opportunity to educate themselves, but for all women. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 01:37 PM IST
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10% elders admit to being victims of physical assault; sons among abusers: Study

  • The survey was conducted by covering a total of 4,399 elder respondents and 2,200 young adult caregivers across 22 Indian cities.
The study revealed that 47 per cent of the elders who were abused “stopped talking to [their] family” in retaliation. In Delhi, this figure was found to be at 83 per cent.(Pixabay)
The study revealed that 47 per cent of the elders who were abused “stopped talking to [their] family” in retaliation. In Delhi, this figure was found to be at 83 per cent.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Number Theory: What does NFHS tell us about the pandemic’s employment impact?

An HT analysis of unit level data from the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) shows that the economic pain in labour markets did not decrease enough with the removal of lockdown restrictions.
The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) – it was conducted between June 2019 and May 2021 – emerges as a useful proxy for the pandemic’s impact on employment. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) – it was conducted between June 2019 and May 2021 – emerges as a useful proxy for the pandemic’s impact on employment. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2022 01:24 PM IST
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I AM ABLE, an employment platform for those with special needs and their story

  • In conversation with I AM ABLE and JinShiksha - on how they employ those with special needs, educate them and make them future-ready.
Members and makers of I AM ABLE, an employment platform for those with special needs, based in Mumbai. 
Members and makers of I AM ABLE, an employment platform for those with special needs, based in Mumbai. 
Published on May 17, 2022 03:42 PM IST
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Punjab CM launches drive to fill over 26,000 vacancies in govt depts

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday launched a recruitment drive to fill 26,454 posts in various departments, the day his government marked 50 days in office.
Punjab CM launches drive to fill over 26,000 vacancies in govt depts
Punjab CM launches drive to fill over 26,000 vacancies in govt depts
Published on May 05, 2022 05:47 PM IST
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