Female Work Participation in Villages

  • Aalok Ranjan ChaurasiaEmail author


This chapter analyses the participation of females in the social and economic production system in more than 578,000 villages in India. The analysis reflects an unsatisfactory female participation in the village-level social and economic production system. The analysis also suggests that the level of female participation in the village economy is influenced by the social class structure and the gender composition of the village population, the level of female education and the level of fertility in addition to the size of the village population. It appears that the economic growth and associated development in India have contributed little to rural women by expanding opportunities for the participation of females in the village-level productive activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MLC Foundation and ‘Shyam’ InstituteBhopalIndia

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