More couples are double income couples now
‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. This slogan has created quite a stir in recent times. There has been a steady rise in the female literacy rate. However, India still has a long way to go. India ranks 120th among 131 nations in female workforce, says a World Bank report. Our country has one of the lowest female participations in the workforce.
This female workforce shrinks further after marriage. As a result, in India we have a very small group of ‘Double Income Couples’.
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What is a ‘Double Income Couple’?
Any couple where both partners have separate sources of income belongs to the ‘Double Income Couple’ group.