publication . Article . 2005

Gender, Poverty and Employment in India

V. Gayathri;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Journal of Social and Economic Development, volume 7, issue 1 January-June, pages 29-52
Development theories recognise that employment is central to the alleviation of poverty and the enhancement of well-being. This means that at the practical level, it is understood that labour-intensive growth and greater labour-force participation by women are necessary elements for poverty reduction. At the level of discursive practice, the gender and poverty debates treat labour as an abstract category. In recognition of this lacuna, this paper attempts to address two principal questions: a) Does poverty have a woman’s face in India? and b) What are the linkages between women’s situation in the labour market, education levels and their poverty? The paper attem...
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