'Protecting women' in India

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We know that well-meaning regulations often damage people they were intended to protect. Strong prohibitions on firing workers, for example, make employers reluctant to hire, and particularly to take a chance on inexperienced workers.
Saddening to hear the news from India, then:

NEW DELHI: Here’s a case of
killing a $5.2-billion golden goose with a stick made in 1958. Haryana
government has sent notices to Gurgaon-based call centres asking them not to
allow women employees on night shifts. As women comprise an estimated 40% of the

The full story is from the Times of India, and they believe the ruling could seriously damage the call center business. Thanks to the Indian Economy blog.

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