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Andhra Pradesh Has Highest Number Of Working Women In India, Uttar Pradesh Lowest

Andhra Pradesh Has Highest Number Of Working Women In India, Uttar Pradesh Lowest

December 27, 2016

Women in India want to work but cannot or do not due to family responsibilities, lack of skills and social norms. If all women who expressed a desire to work did so, Female Labour Force Participation Rate in India would rise 21 percentage points (to 78%), according to a pilot survey of rural, below-poverty-line youth in areas around Bhopal, conducted by Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard.

Tax Collection and Civil Society

Tax Collection and Civil Society

December 19, 2016

Asim Khwaja, Sumitomo-FASID professor of international finance and development, who directs the Evidence for Policy Design program at the Harvard Kennedy School, has spent the last few years working with the government of Punjab (the most populous province in Pakistan, home to Lahore and more than 100 million people) to study that problem. 

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