The construction industry is not male dominant field
The construction industry has long been perceived as a male-dominated field. However, in recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of women working in the industry. Women are breaking barriers and proving their worth in the construction industry.
In 2020, women made up 46.8% of the total workforce in the U.S., but in the construction industry, the statistics are drastically different. Of all construction workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 10% of them are women. So, for every 10 people in a construction-related role, one of them is a woman.
Whereas in India women take up over 25% of the construction industry workforce. According to reports published in 2020, there are about 1.46 million construction workers in India, and about 36 lakhs of them are women.
Although these number may seem low, it represents a significant increase from previous years.
Before knowing the reasons for the increase in women in the construction industry. let's see the challenges they are facing in the industry.