04th February, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India. [12.5marks/2015/GS-1] 200 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Surabhi Gupta

    Positive effects:
    1.Globalization has provided opportunities for not only workingmen, but also women, who have become a larger part of the workforce.
    2.With new jobs for women, there are opportunities for higher pay, which raises self-confidence and brings about independence.
    3.Different non-profit organizations have been brought to India from around the globe. These organizations have given women the skills they need to advance, such as literacy and vocational skills.
    4.Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has established a Women’s Cooperative Bank, and through the aid of globalization, they have even reached the women in the rural areas of India.

    Negative effects:
    5.While globalization has brought jobs to rural, developing areas such as India, these jobs seem to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. The work available to women is almost always poorly paid, mentally and physically unhealthy, demeaning, or insecure.
    6.Women work two full time jobs. One in a factory, where they are paid next to nothing, the second is in the home where they are paid nothing.
    7.There are no maternity benefits and minimum wage is never enforced. Women who become pregnant or marry are immediately fired.
    8.Overtime is compulsory but women are paid lower rates than men.

    • http://shashidthakur.com/ Shashi Thakur

      196 words!!.good job.

      • Surabhi Gupta

        thank you so much.