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2) Gender wage disparity in India is among the worst in the world. discuss the reasons and suggest solutions to this problem.(250 words)

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.

2) Gender wage disparity in India is among the worst in the world. discuss the reasons and suggest solutions to this problem.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is in the context of rising trends of Gender wage disparity in India. Indian women earn 20% less than men; wage gap rises with experience, this is a sorrow picture of Indian wage scenario.

Demand of the question:

This question seeks to examine the current gender wage gap scenario prevalent in India. One has to address the question by listing out the various associated causes and suggest suitable measures to overcome it.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Keywords:

occupational segregation, racial bias, disability, access to education etc.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

Start by highlighting the alarming issue of Gender wage gap and how and why it disfavors the women.

Body

Discuss the following aspects –

  • What you understand by gender pay gap?
  • Factors leading to gender gap viz. – The primary industries in the state and the opportunities they create; Demographics such as race/ethnicity, age, and education level; Regional differences in attitudes and beliefs about work and gender; and Differences in the scope and strength of state pay discrimination laws and policies.
  • Facts and reports suggesting prevalence of it.
  • Suggest what needs to be done to overcome? – policy actions, government efforts, awareness, education for women, state led facilitation for equal pays etc.

Conclusion

Conclude with importance of gender equity.

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