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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Gendered patterns of rural work participation rate in India


Author(s): Kulwinder Singh

Abstract:
It is a fact that women’s participation in economic sphere is much lower than men in India. However, due to education and economic reforms, new employment opportunities have come up for women. Therefore, the scholars argue that the feminization of agriculture is going on. Therefore, this paper attempts to analyse the data from National Sample Surveys to arrive understand the trends and patterns of women’s work participation rate. Ultimately, the paper analyse the relationship of women’s work participation rate with various socio-economic and geographical factors. It is concluded that feminization of workforce is a myth in India except few states. The participation of women have only increased in informal and low paid jobs. The multinomial regression analysis reveals that the socio-economic and geographic factors such as family size, size of landholdings, geographical area etc. significantly control the women’s work participation rate.


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Kulwinder Singh. Gendered patterns of rural work participation rate in India. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2022;4(1):168-173.
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