Under-Employment and Work Among Women in Rural Andhra Pradesh

Reddy, A A and Kumar, P (2011) Under-Employment and Work Among Women in Rural Andhra Pradesh. The Journal of Income & Wealth, 33 (2). pp. 90-97. ISSN 0974-0295

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The paper examine the changes in work participation and employment pattern of women in rural Andhra Pradesh during 1993-94 to 1999-2000 based on the unit level data of NSSO 50th and 55th rounds. Participation in economic activities decreases and unemployment increases with levels of education, as opportunities for educated women are low in rural areas. Employment in service sector and regular employment increases with level of education. Gender differences in wages were quite high. Wage differences between males and females ranged from 50% among casual labourers in services to 193% in regular employed in industry. However, there seems to be reduction in wage differences among gender as well as among sectors during 1993-94 to 1999-00.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women employment, Rural, India, non-agriculture
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 07:36
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 07:36
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5883
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
Acknowledgement: We are grateful to National Sample Survey (NSSO), Government of India, Ministry of Statistics and Programmee Implementation, New Delhi., for providing Unit Personal Data from its 55th round conducted during 1999-2000, in India. It is a comprehensive survey covering employment status and consumption pattern through out India. This paper has been used data pertains to Andhra Pradesh state and covers only rural areas. Please see web site for further details. http://mospi.nic.in/stat_act_t14.htm
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