Economic Participation in Labor Markets

The Global Gender Gap in economic participation and opportunities is high and it will take 256 years to close this gap. World Economic Forum 2021

Gender Gap

Gender gaps in the labor market arise from many inter-related factors, including social norms, gender roles, and socio-economic constraints often deeply rooted in societies.

Gender Disparity in Labor force Participation rate is evident in all countries.


Primarily Women work as unpaid family helpers. Unemployment among them is higher than men. They are mainly involved in low paid vulnerable jobs in informal sectors.