Gender, Skill and Employability in India

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Prospective dentists in a science and research hospital in Kolkata, engaged in lab work. According to the 2011-12 NSSO reports about 11 per cent of women received training in health and paramedical services, in comparison to 4 per cent men.

Abstract: For a successful skill attainment and removal of skill mismatch, supply driven incentives have to be replaced by the demands of the industries. This improves worker employability as well as helps increase work participation of women.

The author is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad.