Delhi working women look for jobs outside city: Study

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Delhi: Women want work outside city
New Delhi, March 17: Citing lack of safety concerns, around 43 per cent of working in Delhi are willing to relocate outside the city even at the cost of a pay cut, according to a recent study.

The survey conducted by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry included working women, students and job aspirants, who all said that women are exposed to unsafe environment in Delhi.

The survey "Women Safety in Delhi: Issues and Challenges to Employment" is based on feedback of 3,400 women in Delhi. "In light of the recent incidents which took place in Delhi, around 43 per cent of the outside working women respondents unanimously felt that they are looking for a job out of Delhi in other safe places preferably in cities nearby their native towns as Delhi has become unsafe for women. They are ready to compromise on their earnings for the safety," the survey said.

It found that working women are inclined to work in day shifts with nearly 80 per cent of the respondents opting for day shifts.

Further, about 9 per cent said that they work in flexible shift timings and nearly 7 per cent opted for rotational shifts as they said it helped them in maintaining balance between their personal and professional responsibilities.

A very small proportion of women respondents (4 per cent) worked in nights shifts. Around 64 per cent of working women said that crimes against women had impacted their productivity as they now hesitate stay in their workplaces till late hours.


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