Challenges for Gender Imparity in Education

  • The lack of education among women prevents their participation in the workforce, thus hindering the country’s development.
  • More girls are studying, but they are not necessarily landing more jobs.
  • This is due to importance of education for improving marital prospects as well as higher prestige attached to households which keep women out of labour force
  • Female labour force participation has plunged to 23.3% according to the 2018 Economic Survey.
  • Science, technology, engineering, and medicine –together known as ‘STEM’ fields –suffer from lack of women, especially in India.