Women And Men In India 2022:
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the 24th issue of “Women and Men in India 2022” (an annual statistics released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation)
- India’s sex ratio (females per 1,000 males) is expected to improve to 952 by 2036, up significantly from 943 in 2011, according to the Women and Men in India 2022 report released March 16, 2023.
- The sex ratio at birth went up by three points to 907 in 2018-20 from 904 in 2017-19, the report by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation noted.
- But women are still largely left out of the labour force, restricting their scope of financial independence.
- India’s Labour Force Participation Rate defined as the percentage of persons in the labour force in the population for those above 15 years of age has been on the rise since 2017-2018. However, women are severely lagging behind men.
- The rate was 77.2 for males and 32.8 for females in 2021-22, with no improvement in this disparity over the years, the report showed.
- The average wage earned per day by casual labourers in work other than public works only further highlights the disparity men in rural areas earn more than women in urban areas.