Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home

Original article appeared in the Economist on Jul 5, 2018: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/07/05/culture-and-the-labour-market-keep-indias-women-at-home How can they be helped to return to the workforce? Neither of Kirandeep Kaur’s older sisters works. Nor do most of her girlfriends. But the 21-year-old is giving it a shot. By the summer, upon completion of a three-month nursing course, she hopes to…

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