As India’s population soars above all, fewer women have jobs

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The Associated Press

MUMBAI, India (AP) – India will soon eclipse China to become the world’s most populous country, and its economy is among the fastest-growing. But the number of Indian women in the workforce, already among the 20 lowest in the world, has been shrinking for years.

It’s not only a problem for individual women, but a growing challenge for India’s own economic ambitions if its estimated 670 million women are left behind as its population expands.

The hope is that India’s fast-growing working-age population will propel the nation’s economic growth for years to come.

Yet experts worry this could just as easily become a demographic liability if India fails to ensure its rising population, especially its women, are employed.

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4/10/2023 8:26:49 AM (GMT -5:00)

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