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Socio-Economic Participation of Women in Informal Sector

S. Murty (Author)
Synopsis The role of women in the employment scenario of India is increasing day-by-day. They are prominently engaged in all activities and sectors of the economy, formal and informal but informal sector is more prominent. Today women are growing, they are marching, advancing and progressing, but there are still some hurdles, some problems, some discriminations, some constrains, some bias and some limitations which deprive the women of their actual share, rights and privileges and this is more so in informal sector. This state of affairs make us to think and probe into the socio-economic aspects of the problems and analyse their causes and effects. It is with this intention that this study has been undertaken and the results have been presented in this treatise. The work mainly studies the social status, family status, educational status, health conditions, housing profile, economic status, position of entertainment and addiction and professional position and awareness of these women. It also studies the labour laws and welfare programmes for women and looks into the situation of the welfare programmes for poor women. The conditions of these programmes has been evaluated by the study of secondary data in Ujjain District. The book is presented in 10 chapters. Last chapter is of problems and suggestions. This study will prove to be a comprehensive and in-depth study of informal sector women and will provide guideline for their future betterment, development and upliftment. The study may be useful to government, social scientists, labour economists, politicians, social workers, academicians, women studies students and teachers and all those who want to peep and probe into the problems and conditions of informal sector and are in search for their solutions. The study has been funded by the Indian Council of social sciences research, New Delhi.
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About the author

S. Murty

Dr. (Mrs.) S. Murty is presently Professor and Head of Economics Department in Vikram University, Ujjain. She has written 16 books on Indian Banking, Advanced Banking, Regionial Disparities inEconoics Development, Changing Indian Economic Order, Structural Transformation of Indian Economy, Money, Inflatiion and Economic Growth, India's International Trade and Rupee Exchange Rate, Financial Sector Reforms and Economic Growth, Economic Reforms and Growth, Economic Growth and Environment, Market Economy and Growth, Multinational Corporation in India, Issues in Indian Economy, Policy Decisiioins for the New World Order. Some Important Issues inIndian Economy, Employment of Women and Child Labour in India. She has published one hundred and fifty papers in various journals, attended several seminars and conferences. Twenty-four research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. under her guidance. Dr. Murty visited the United Kingdom under Young Scientist Exchange Scheme between India and the U.K. She has worked as Academic visitor in London Schools of Economics and Political Science, where she was accorded the status of Academic staff. She has been in Oxford, Cambridge, Lancaster, Leicester and Wales Universities. She has also visited the U.S.A., Italy and West Germany. Dr.Murty's name has been included inmany international directories and biographies. She has publsiehd a project on "Employment Generation by SBI," and is working on a UGC Project on "Status of SC Women". She has also directed a survey on "Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme" in Ujjain district sponsored by "World Health Organisation".

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Bibliographic information

Title Socio-Economic Participation of Women in Informal Sector
Author S. Murty
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.09.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher RBSA Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8176113816
length xii+140p., Tables.