CPR-JustJobs Network: Public discussion on 'Women in the Workforce'

CPR-JustJobs Network: Public discussion on 'Women in the Workforce'
Ravinder Kaur, Santosh Mehrotra, Diya Dutta, Rahul Verma, Sabina Dewan
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Add to Calendar 2019-02-13 10:00:00 2019-02-13 12:00:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR-JustJobs Network: Public discussion on 'Women in the Workforce' Every newspaper in the country is littered with stories about the changing jobs landscape. Significant research and discourse have explored the reasons behind falling female labor force participation. But what would happen if the opposite were true? Today, only about a fourth of women are known to be in the labor force, but how would women fare if more of them were to enter the just job-scarce labour market? Empowering women, cultivating their capacities and harnessing their productive potential will add to economic growth and well-being. But beyond the supply side, there is also a need to focus on the demand side to improve opportunities and employment experiences for women. Speakers:  Ravinder Kaur, Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology, IIT Delhi Santosh Mehrotra, Professor, Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University Diya Dutta, Research Manager, Oxfam, India Rahul Verma, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research ​The session will be moderated by Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network and Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research. Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.org. India International Centre, Seminar Hall No 2, Delhi
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
India International Centre, Seminar Hall No 2, Delhi

Every newspaper in the country is littered with stories about the changing jobs landscape. Significant research and discourse have explored the reasons behind falling female labor force participation. But what would happen if the opposite were true? Today, only about a fourth of women are known to be in the labor force, but how would women fare if more of them were to enter the just job-scarce labour market?

Empowering women, cultivating their capacities and harnessing their productive potential will add to economic growth and well-being. But beyond the supply side, there is also a need to focus on the demand side to improve opportunities and employment experiences for women.

Speakers: 

  • Ravinder Kaur, Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology, IIT Delhi
  • Santosh Mehrotra, Professor, Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Diya Dutta, Research Manager, Oxfam, India
  • Rahul Verma, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

The session will be moderated by Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network and Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research.

Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.org.