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1) “Gender based segregation in the job market may be limiting women’s economic empowerment in India”. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  women, Social empowerment

1) “Gender based segregation in the job market may be limiting women’s economic empowerment in India”. Critically analyse.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question aims to examine the correlation between Job prospects available for women and vis-à-vis economic empowerment.

Key demand of the question:

The answer should examine in what way segregated jobs in the market based on gender factor can hinder the economic development of women in India.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief explain what you understand by gender-based segregation of jobs.

Body:

One can start by quoting facts showing decline in the proportion of working women that has witnessed a sharp decline.

Explain that the key factors that have limited the role of women in the Indian economy: the role of entrenched gender norms in our society, the rising incomes of men (which raises family income and makes it easier for women to quit working), and the lack of quality jobs for women.

Quote more such factors that directly or indirectly impact the empowerment factor of women in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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