ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How Can the Maternity Benefit Act Increase Female Workforce Participation?

In order to promote women’s participation in the workforce, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, was amended to provide more beneficial entitlements to women employees. However, they appear to impose the entire cost of these benefits on employers, which could lead to a negative trend in hiring women in meaningful roles.
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