Female Workforce in Haryana: Insights from NSSO Data
Using NSSO data, this paper analyses the proportion and distribution of female workers in Haryana and its districts along with rural – urban and inter- district differences. The findings of the study reveal that proportion of female workers increased during 1999-2000 to 2004-05 but declined during 2004-05 and 2011-12. Our results show that proportion of female workers is lower in urban sector as compared to rural sector. The highest percentage of female workers in rural sector is of own account workers and unpaid family workers whereas in urban sector majority of females is either own account workers or regular wage/ salaried workers.
Keywords - NSSO, female workers, Rural Sector and Urban Sector