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Participation of Women Professionals

Year Participation Total Rate

1966

236,599

1,693,545

13.97%

1972

726,450

2,680,754

27.10%

1978

1,005,855

2,967,813

33.89%

1984

1,636,015

3,919,918

41.74%

1990

2,522,185

5,295,302

47.63%

1996

3,255,902

6,439,805

50.56%

2002

4,143,461

8,009,309

51.73%

2008

5,554,102

10,486,457

52.96%

2013

6,233,163

11,709,819

53.23%


Figure 38

  • In 1966, Women Professionals reported a participation rate of 13.97 percent.
  • In 1978, the participation rate rose to 33.89 percent and continued to rise to 47.63 percent in 1990, 51.73 percent in 2002, and to 53.23 percent in 2013.