Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

What policy challenges exist in bringing labour reforms in India? (1/2)

  1. With an average age of 29, India’s population is in the middle of a demographic boom.
  2. In 2014, 93% of India’s workforce was in the unorganised sector.
  3. Primary challenges – Increase the employability + shift labour from agricultural to non-agricultural jobs + social security measures.
  4. Low wages, limited security  Rurban jobs don’t offer much better + Women have difficulty participating in the industries.
  5. Reforms at slow pace – India’s labour law regime & the ease of doing business have always been at loggerheads.
  1. With an average age of 29, India’s population is in the middle of a demographic boom.
  2. In 2014, 93% of India’s workforce was in the unorganised sector.
  3. Primary challenges – Increase the employability + shift labour from agricultural to non-agricultural jobs + social security measures.
  4. Low wages, limited security  Rurban jobs don’t offer much better + Women have difficulty participating in the industries.
  5. Reforms at slow pace – India’s labour law regime & the ease of doing business have always been at loggerheads.