TNPSC Thervupettagam

India Discrimination Report 2022

September 21 , 2022 15 days 134 0
  • 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.

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