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

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Female Work Participation A Study of Interstate Differences-A Comment

Female Work Participation: A Study of Interstate Differences A Comment D Narasimha Reddy LEELA Gulati's analysis of international differences in female work participation makes interesting reading; however, her analysis of the inter-state differences within India could have been set out in a better perspective.1 Although the average female work participation in India is low (13 per cent), there are wide inter-state variations. The variations in female participation rates are greater for the rural population and relatively narrower for the urban population; while the rural female participation rates range from 1.26 per cent in Punjab to 28.57 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, the urban rates vary from 3.01 per cent to only 11.05 per cent.

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