India’s legislative measures for gender equality in economic sphere
Author(s): Bhavana Rao
Abstract: In India, women workforce constitutes an integral part of total workforce, there is a serious under-estimation of women’s contribution as workers and is far fewer women in the paid workforce than men. National legal regime should focus on women’s economic rights as well as implementation of policy through effective means. Women’s self-employment should be encouraged as it significantly increases women’s income and therefore family wellbeing, and so reduces poverty. Trade can expand women’s role in the economy, decrease inequality, and improve women’s access to skills and education.