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‘The Opportunity Index 2021’ report

Topics Covered: Issues related to Women.

‘The Opportunity Index 2021’ report:


Context:

It is a new report by LinkedIn.

  • The survey, conducted in January, saw participation from more than 10,000 respondents across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. It covered 2,285 respondents in India.

Key findings:

  1. 9 in 10 or 89 per cent of women were negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. About 85%, or four in five working women in India believe they have missed out on a raise, promotion, or work offer because of their gender. This average stands at 60% for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  3. More women in India have experienced the impact of gender on career development when compared to the APAC region.

Challenges for women:

  1. Lack of time and discrimination for family care.
  2. Gender is a barrier when it comes to attaining opportunities.
  3. Lack of guidance through networks.
  4. Workplace discrimination because of household responsibilities.

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  1. ‘The Opportunity Index 2021’ report is released by?
  2. Sex Ratio- India.
  3. Women in workforce- brief overview.

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More women in India have experienced the impact of gender on career development when compared to the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Discuss.

Sources: the Hindu.