Students surveying income disparity

City journalism students conduct a quick survey to understand the factors affecting wage inequalities across India. Help them with 30 seconds of your time!

Students of Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media are conducting an anonymous survey to analyse the income disparities among various groups across the country.

In most countries around the world, women and men are paid differently for the same amount of work. Unfortunately India is a country that ranks really low when it comes to gender parity. Based on the Gender Gap Index 2011, India was ranked at 113 out of 135 countries. These figures tell a sad tale.

Article 39(d) and 41 of the Indian Constitution state the principle for “equal pay for equal work” yet the gender pay gap is quite wide in India, not just in agricultural or labour sectors but even in the corporate sector. Take the example of urban educated women. They are no less educated than their male counterparts, yet many of the top spots in any business or commercial enterprise is taken by a male colleague.

Keeping this in mind, the print students at the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media are conducting an anonymous survey to analyze the income disparities among various groups across the country. We are hoping that you, the general public, can help us in painting a picture on the factors affecting wage inequalities across India.

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