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Rewards beyond Motherhood

January 14, 1978 more than the rural sector (according to the author) has reduced the quantitative requirements of textiles. Needless tosay, in the case of (a), though partially correct, there is enough evi- dence that the quality shift is not the major explanation for the decline in the consumption of cloth; and with respect to (b) the author fails to support his thesis in the face of the shift in the terms of trade in favour of agriculture. It is interesting that, elsewhere in the book, the author admits that per capita consumption of textiles is very low in India than in the other countries. He, however, alleges that this is because of the structure of the textile industry in terms of ownership and machinery. Had the author linked this to the existence of monopoly ownership and its restrictive practices within the industry, one would have been are inclined to accept his explanation for the lack of growth in consumption, But he implies that the problem of low consumption is more a technical problem

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