ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Occupational Distribution of Working Women-An Inter-State Comparison

Occupational Distribution of Working Women An Inter-State Comparison Leela Gulati This paper attempts an inter-state analysis of the occupational distribution of women on the basis of information from the 1971 Census. The author then goes back to the 1961 Census to analyse women's participation in work as secondary activity to their household domestic duties. The major findings of the paper are : (i) going by the 1971 Census definition of workers,-which excludes all secondary work participation, while not even one out of every five working men is an agricultural labourer, almost half of the working women are engaged as agricultural labourers; (ii) of the women who participate in work only as secondary activity, almost nine out of every ten are engaged in cultivation with much of the rest accounted for by other work, which includes household industry; (Hi) the proportion of women engaged in work as secondary activity is as high as that of women engaged in work as main activity; ,, , .

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here

Back to Top