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Women and Work : Barriers and Strategies

Kalpana Majumdar

Published by Pacific, 2011
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Contents Preface 1 Women workforce in India 2 Labour issues of women in changing world 3 Measuring womens work 4 Women work and poverty 5 Womens informal work 6 Feminisation of labour force 7 ICTs and employment opportunities for women 8 Women and work-related stress 9 Organisation of working women 10 Gender inequalities in work 11 Female labour and reproductive rights Bibliography IndexFrom the preface Women form an important part of the Indian workforce In the rural areas women are mainly involved as cultivators and agricultural labourers In the urban areas almost 80 per cent of the women workers are working in the unorganised sectors like household industries petty trades and services buildings and constructionIn this period of economic liberalisation and globalisation the quality of womens employment will depend upon several factors The foremost among these are access to education and opportunities for skill development The solution lies in creating awareness among women about their legal rights and duties and by providing them adequate opportunities to upgrade their skill levels The emphasis should be on effective enforcement of the minimum wages act 1948 and the equal remuneration act 1976 Proper enforcement of these acts will create an enabling environment for women workers Besides these protective measures policies which encourage education skill development and training among women also need to be given priorityThis book provides a comprehensive examination of the status and issues of women workforce in modern era It incorporates comparative material from different regions and describes the differences in the experiences of women and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds It seeks to link social scientific ideas about workers lives sex inequality and gender to the real-world workplace This book will be of valuable teaching and research tool for scholars and students in the field of gender studies 268 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 86979

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Title: Women and Work : Barriers and Strategies

Publisher: Pacific

Publication Date: 2011

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