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Net Domestic Product per Worker in Indian Agriculture

increasing among rural women. As to footwear, only 40 per cent of households have reported any net increase at all; and that increase amounts to no more than 0.7 (pair of) rubber shoes per household. As to other kinds of shoes, the incidence of increase is even further less The habit of using footwear seems not to be so common in the rural areas and it has not increased much (vide Table 7) Further, those who use footwear are mostly the adult male members of the households, and the majority of women and children do not Notes [The field work for the resurvey was done by H N Kar, R P Datta, P B Ghosh, J L Chakra- borty, S R Mukherjee and S Bhattacharya Sujata Ganguly, Kanika Ghosal, Sanat Maiti, Amar Sen, Ajoy Bose, R L Banerjee, N Chat- tcrjee, B Ghosh and P Roy helped in scrutiny and analysis of statistical data The authors are thankful to all these workers for then co-operation. ] 1 About the sample design and other details regarding the survey on which the paper is based, see our earlier paper' 'Changes in Level of Living in Rural West Bengal Housing Conditions', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XXII, Nos 36 and 37, September

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