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dc.contributor.authorRamachandran, V. K.
dc.contributor.authorSwaminathan, Madhura
dc.contributor.authorRawal, Vikas
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.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.publisherCentre for Development Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCDS working papers;323
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

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