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Two steps forward, one step back ? Does India’s new maternity leave policy enhance gender equality?

Donner, Henrike. 2017. Two steps forward, one step back ? Does India’s new maternity leave policy enhance gender equality? Policy Forum, April 10th, [Article]

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Abstract or Description

When India’s lower house passed a bill in March 2017 extending the existing 12 weeks maternity leave for women employed in the organised sector to 26 weeks, the move was hailed as a landmark amendment. This new legislation is widely lauded as path-breaking, but does it really represent the progressive push for gender equality it is sold as ?

Item Type:

Article

Keywords:

india; maternity leave

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
5 April 2017Accepted
10 April 2017Published

Item ID:

20946

Date Deposited:

08 Sep 2017 09:25

Last Modified:

10 May 2018 16:20

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20946

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