India Discrimination Report 2022
September 21 , 2022
- Oxfam India recently released the India Discrimination Report, 2022.
- Labour force participation rate of women in India is just 25 per cent in 2021.
- This is lesser than the figure of 42.7 per cent in 2004-05 and the lowest among the BRICS countries.
- Gender discrimination is the main reason behind the 98 per cent employment gap between males and females in India.
- The average earning of a man is about 2.5 times that of a woman.
- In 2019-20, 60 per cent of all men aging 15 and above have regular salaried and self-employed jobs.
- During the same period, only 19 per cent of women in that age group had jobs.
- Apart from gender-based salary gaps, the report also found differences in income among castes.
- The mean income of regular employed persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes in urban regions was Rs.15,312.
- This is lesser than Rs.20,346 earned by those belonging to the General Category.
- This means that general category’s earnings is 33 per cent higher than SC/ST communities.
- In 2019-20, 68% of difference between Muslim and Non-Muslim engaged as salaried workers in urban areas was due to discrimination.