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Women’s Work in the Post Reform Period: An Exploration of Macro Data

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  • Neetha N
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    An important aspect that is often highlighted in the context of economic reforms, is the translation of labour market changes into defining or redefining gender relations and empowerment of women. In India, the aura created by liberalization, reflected that new opportunities for women are opening up. The paper analyses women’s employment through a disaggregate analysis of the last three rounds of quinqueinial NSSO Employment and Unemployment surveys, 1993-94, 1999-00 and 2004-05. The analysis provided in the paper suggests that the growing social and economic crisis is sending vast sections of women workers into a downward spiral resulting in a gender based inequality in employment. The sectoral distribution shows women mainly concentrating in primary sector as against other liberalized economies

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2012.

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    Keywords: Women; labour market; female employment; post reform period; women work force; female employment patterns; urban female employment; distribution of women workers; National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).;

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    1. Standing, Guy, 1999. "Global Feminization Through Flexible Labor: A Theme Revisited," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 583-602, March.
    2. Cerrutti, Marcela, 2000. "Economic Reform, Structural Adjustment and Female Labor Force Participation in Buenos Aires, Argentina," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 879-891, May.
    3. Standing, Guy, 1989. "Global feminization through flexible labor," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 17(7), pages 1077-1095, July.
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