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

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WOMEN S STUDIES-Women, Technology, and Forms of Production

WOMEN'S STUDIES Women, Technology, and Forms of Production (By a Special Correspondent) THE third workshop of Economists Interested in Women's Issues Group (EIWIG), held in Madras on October 30 and 31 under the auspices of the Madras Institute of Development Studies focused on the theme of the impact of technology and forms of production on women. The need to focus on this issue arose out of the discussions of the second workshop on 'women and poverty' where it was recognised that there was an inadequate appreciation of the gender and class implications of changes in technology and the organisation of production in different spheres of productive activity. The three sessions devoted to discuss this issue covered a vast terrain including the experience of agricultural modernisation on women in the Third World, detailed case studies in specific sectors and industries of the impact of technological changes and changes in the organisation of production, an evaluation of government policy to facilitate skill enhancement for women, the impact of social legislation! on women workers, theoretical issues on the role of patriarchy in labour market analysis, conceptualisation of skill and issues related to measurement of technological change.

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