Women Working in India

What is very interesting is that while women everywhere seem to be taking breaks for childcare, in India a large number take time off to look after their elders. Almost 80 percent of women surveyed said they were leaving for eldercare, as compared to 30 percent in US and only 18 percent in Germany. A much bigger proportion of women in India, as compared to Germany or US, also leave because they find their careers stalling.

This is a double whammy, says Hewlett. “In India women have learnt to outsource childcare but not elder care. Daughterly guilt is now bigger than motherly guilt.”

Here’s a very interesting story from Forbes India taking a look at the reasons why Indian women leave the workforce.

Photo: McKaySavage

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