The PHD Research Bureau of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the second week of March 2015 released a survey on working women in Delhi. The survey is titled Work-life balance and health concerns of women: A survey of Delhi.
The survey focused on the problems faced by working women which adversely affect their performance and career growth. The results of the analysis have been divided into three categories: Work Life Balance, Health Concerns and Workplace Health provisions.
The important findings of the survey are:
- 59 percent women reported missing work due to health issues. As many as 47 percent of women have reported cold, cough and fever as the main health reason for missing work.
- 23 percent of working women reported to suffer from aches and pains, especially back pain and headache.
- 57 percent of women spent less than 10 percent of their own income on health, while only 3 percent spent more than 40 percent.
- 64 percent women trusted private healthcare facilities more than government or local clinics.
- 70 percent of women had a provision of paid sick leaves at their respective work places.
- About 39 percent reported three to six months maternity benefits being given to them.
- Some 26 percent fell in the category where no benefits were being provided due to non-applicability of the benefit to their designation.
- 85 percent of women’s workplace had separate toilets for them. However, only 31 percent of working women reported having a dispensary with a lady doctor in their workplace.
- 68 percent of women participants stated that they were either completely satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their work.
- 61 percent women work for 8-10 hours a day and travel as long as 30 km or for more than an hour to reach their workplace.
- 80 percent women reported that they devote 2-4 hours in household work and 53 percent said that they have domestic help to do household work.
About PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a New Delhi based think tank which conducts surveys and policy discussions to promote industry, trade and entrepreneurship. It was established in 1905 and it is a proactive multi-State apex organisation working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.