By Dr Saraswati Raju
The author is a professor in social geography at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, specialising in gender and development.
Barring a few exceptions, neither the formal system nor the informal system nor the private entrepreneurs seem to be motivated enough to expand the skill horizon for women per se.
In the recent neo liberal era of market, with its profit maximization and efficiency mantra, employability issues relating to skill and training acquisition amongst workers are once again up front. This is despite the fact that most of the opportunities, particularly for women workers are in the informal sector as part time and home based casual workers. Even in organized sectors of manufacturing jobs that are usually available for women are such that they continue to occupy lower rungs of...