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dc.contributor.authorRamachandran, V. K.
dc.contributor.authorSwaminathan, Madhura
dc.contributor.authorRawal, Vikas
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T13:30:34Z
dc.date.available2013-10-04T13:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationRamachandran, V.K., Madhura Swaminathan & Vikas Rawal (2001) How have hired workers fared? : a case study of women workers from an Indian village, 1977 to 1999. CDS working papers, no.323. Trivandrum: CDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/3028
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines certain aspects of employment among women workers in hired labour households, drawing on two surveys of Gokilapuram, a village in south-west Tamil Nadu, India, conducted in 1977 and 1999. The study finds that, first, work participation rates among women were high. Secondly, a woman was able to gain employment in 1999, on average, for only about six months a year. Thirdly, there was a distinct shift between 1977 and 1999 in the composition of total employment available to women Fourthly, while the real wage rate for women at cash-paid, daily-rated crop operations rose significantly between 1977 and 1999, the gender gap in wages widened. JEL Classification: J2, J3, J11 Key words: women, agriculture, wages, work participation rate, Asia, Indiaen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherCentre for Development Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCDS working papers;323
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_GB
dc.subjectAgricultureen_GB
dc.subjectGenderen_GB
dc.subjectWork and Labouren_GB
dc.titleHow have hired workers fared? : a case study of women workers from an Indian village, 1977 to 1999en_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderCentre for Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.cds.edu/outreach/publications/working-papersen_GB


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