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'Bed and Board' in Lieu of Salary: Women and Girl Children Domestics in Post Partition Calcutta (1951-1981)


  • Deepita Chakravarty


  • Ishita Chakravarty



The present study attempts to see how a particular labour market, that is, domestic service, a traditionally male domain, became segregated both by gender and age in post partition West Bengal (WB) and mainly in its capital city Calcutta. [CESS WP 84].

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  • Deepita Chakravarty & Ishita Chakravarty, 2010. "'Bed and Board' in Lieu of Salary: Women and Girl Children Domestics in Post Partition Calcutta (1951-1981)," Working Papers id:2457, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2457
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    west bengal; age; labour market; women; refugee; population; employment; India; Women; Girl Children; Domestics; Calcutta; post partition; salary; domestic service;

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