THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN RELATION WITH AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND SERVICE SECTOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A CORRELATION ANALYSIS


Kaur P., Gujrati R., Uygun H.

5th International Conference on Emerging New World-ICENW-2021, 26 - 28 July 2021, pp.16-24

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-24

Abstract

In the last twenty-five years, India has accomplished fast economic growth, significant changes in the economy, increased rate of education, and fast urbanization. Over the same time frame, the female labor force participation rate fell by 23%. The present paper examines the relationship between involvement in agriculture, industry, and service sector and economic growth expressed by GDP per capita in India for the time span 1990-2018, utilizing data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) 2020 database of the World Bank. The empirical results indicate a positive association between female participation in industry and services and economic growth, whilst female participation in agriculture has a negative influence on the country’s economic growth.