Requesting a tweak to the title to remove the unnecessary - characters. Thank you.
You inserted your assumption that
* not having a paid job = non-working
* these are all wives. The title just says women
* that the husbands are unwilling participants in this. I guarantee you many husbands want their wife at home
The key point being the majority didn't even seek one.
> Dropping out of the labour force is a status symbol for upwardly mobile households, showing they are able to get by on the husband’s earnings alone.
> The best thing the government can do to increase the supply of female workers is to increase the demand for labour in general.
This is where the author is completely wrong. It's a cultural issue. Women who have been groomed all their lives to lead a life of house wife can't suddenly find employment even if they want to due to lack of training. The training won't occur unless there is cultural push for women to work.
Financial illiteracy is also absent apart from hoarding gold like Smaug.
This probably is a large reason why India is not able reap benefits of its demography (large percentage of young population).