Handbook on Law, Women and Employment, Surinder Mediratta, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009
Salonika Kataria & Ushasi Khan
Volume 2 Issue 3 (2009)
Women have entered the domain of paid employment in huge numbers since the beginning of the nineteenth century. There has been a gradual upliftment in the status of women as they have gained economic independence. Although the acquisition of human rights by women has had a positive impact on society, there remain significant inequalities creating an impediment in the path of full realization of social justice. A substantial sex differential in earnings still remains. Patriarchy is a reality that exists even today causing authority and power to be male prerogatives. Occupational segregation on the basis of sex creates discrimination and stereotypes.