Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Economics
Solutions
8. Why are women employed in low paid work?

Question:

Why are women employed in low paid work?

Answer:

Education and skill are the major determinants of the earning of any individual in the market. Due to gender discrimination, women are generally denied the education and the necessary skills to become worthy contributors to the national income. As a result, a majority of women have meagre education and low skill formation. This is one of the reasons why they get paid less than men. Also, the perpetuation of gender prejudices such as “a woman cannot do as much physical work as a man” put women at a disadvantage.

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