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Less pay clinching factor for workers seeking greener pastures

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (UNI) Unremunerative work figures prominently among men as a decisive factor for leaving a job while a large majority of women quit their jobs for reasons other than specified.

According to the latest survey 'Employment and Unemployment Situation in India' conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), information was collected from those who had quit their jobs on the reasons compelling them to take this step.

Less pay was the reason for as many as 51 per cent of rural men and 48 per cent of urban men to consider other avenues, while 23 per cent urban women and 20 per cent rural women deemed it a fit reason to quit low-paying work.

About 73 per cent and 61 per cent of women employed in the rural and urban areas respectively submitted that 'other reasons' were behind their decision to resign from their job, that is, apart from the specified ones.

A harsh employer prompted 16 per cent of urban men and 15 per cent rural men to leave the earlier job.

Health hazard was cited by 12 per cent rural men but figured quite low down on the list of reasons for city and town dwellers (6 per cent).

The Voluntary Retirement option showed a gender bias being favoured by 5 per cent of urban men and a minuscule section of rural men. However, there were few 'takers' among the women surveyed, whether urban or rural based, as the response elicited a blank.

For men participants in urban areas, 9 per cent mentioned unpleasant environment as the reason for seeking a new job while the corresponding proportion was only 4 per cent for rural men and rural and urban women.

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