Labor Markets and Inequality in India 

Discussion

The findings depict that there is gender discrimination in the Indian construction company. Women, in particular, are discriminated against in terms of wages and motivation compared to male construction workers.

Results also show that motivation and wage opinions are explained by wage satisfaction and position held. Workers who are satisfied by their wages and who hold decent positions will disagree on the fact that women are discriminated against in the Indian construction company. On the other hand, women construction workers who are unsatisfied with their wages will agree on the fact that there is gender discrimination in the Indian construction industry.

Conclusion, Limitations and Recommendations

Conclusion

Findings from the research have depicted inherent gender biases in the Indian construction industry. This could be attributed to several factors such as the perceived notion that the construction industry should be reserved to men and the perceived nature of work in the industry.

The wide gender gap in the Indian construction industry was evidenced from the results obtained in this study. The current working conditions in the Indian construction industry do not favor women. They do not receive equal acknowledgement with men construction workers, however hard they work. Women were found to be discriminated against in the construction industry. They were treated to poor services including low wages and low motivation in the workplace compared to male construction workers.

Though several laws have been enacted to ensure gender equality in all sectors of the economy in India, unfortunately reality does not always comply with the law. Gender equality in the Indian construction industry is still far from being achieved as the industry is still extremely male dominant with women contributing to only less than 10% of the total workforce in the industry.

However, it is inevitable that women representation in the construction industry will increase. Though, the industry will never be female dominant and will always remain strongly male dominant due to the industry’s nature of work.