According to report released by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, gender inequality in India is on higher side. It is higher at workplaces and in terms of legal protection and political voice. The report has bee prepared by MGI on the basis of Gender Parity Score (GPS).GPS used total 15 indicators gender equality in work and society under four broad categories.
How India scored?
Score of India was 0.30 in gender equality at work and it was 0.78 in legal protection and political voice. The score got by India is far behind Asia-Pacific average in all four categories of GPS. A little relief for India came when the country was compared with its neighbours Bangladesh and Pakistan where it performed well from both.
The report also stated that India performed well in the Asia-Pacific region during last decade. This is possible due to efforts made in advancement of girl child education and also in reduction of maternal mortality.
What is Gender Inequality?
Gender inequality is the idea and situation that women and men are not equal. Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals wholly or partly due to their gender. It arises from differences in gender roles.
Gender inequality in India
Gender inequality in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women in India. Various international gender inequality indices rank India differently on each of these factors, as well as on a composite basis, and these indices are controversial.