International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part J (2017)
Contextualising upaid care work and women empowerment
Dr. Laxmi Narayan
The present paper contextualizes the importance of unpaid care work for women empowerment and sustainable economic development. Based on the survey of literature, the paper highlighted the impact of excessive and disproportionate unpaid care work on women and economic rational of recognising and counting the work. The economic rationale for including unpaid care work in national accounts and converting the unpaid care work is brought forth by many studies for all the countries in general but the gains for India could be much larger than other countries due to its present low status on various indicators of unpaid care work and gender inequalities. The paper highlighted various government and non-governmental initiative in this direction and concluded that addressing the issues related with ‘unpaid care work’ must be addressed for realizing the cherished goal of women empowerment and gender equalities.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Laxmi Narayan. Contextualising upaid care work and women empowerment. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):654-659.