Impact of Maternity Benefits on Business & Employment

Key findings:

Women’s share in the Indian workforce is at 27%, as of 2017
Raising the female Workforce Participation Rate can potentially result in the share of women in jobs going up to 35%, and increase GDP growth by 16% to 60%, by 2025.
The amendment would have a “high” to “medium” positive impact in 20 of the 30 states in India.
India could potentially add 6.8 crore women to its workforce by raising the rate of female workforce participation.
Women with higher educational qualifications are seen to occupy professional roles in about 12% to 60% more cases than men.
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