GS Mains Model Question & Answer :
India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies . Comment
Q. India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies .
India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies.
Recently some research papers have revealed that women gets paid less that their
male counterparts. Possible cuases for gender pay gap are-
a) Prevailing patriarchal mindset among the employers, women do not get respect
for their potential.
b) Lack of awareness among women regarding equal pay norms.
c) Centuries of disparagement of women in their socio-economic and political
roles have oppressed their bargaining powers
d) Preferring men for managerial jobs, as compared to preference of women for
lesser demanding positions.
e) Women have taken this rule of the society in their stride and tend to protest
less to protect their jobs or being ridiculed by colleagues
a) Increasing awareness among both the employers and employees regarding equal
b) The Companies act should be strictly implemented to ensure a particular
percentage of women directors in the private/ public companies to forward
concept of gender parity
c) Education sector should be strengthened to impart better values in boys to
respect their female counterparts and help in promoting concept of inclusive
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