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Authors: Priyanka Rani
Advisor: Tyagi, Rashmi
Title: Problems of rural and urban working women – a sociological comparative study
Publisher: CCSHAU
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Rural and urban working women, problems, strategies, Haryana
Abstract: Though a number of constitutional amendments were made for women’s social, economic and political benefits but still it did not bring any radical change in their situation. The outdated family structure, patriarchal ideology of the home being a women’s ‘real domain’ and marriage being ultimate destiny has not changed much. In India working woman faces so many problems associated with her time allocation while engaging outside in income earning activities. It may be health related or physical, psychological, social and family problems etc. The present study was conducted in Hiasr-II block of Hisar district on 120 women working in government and private sectors with the aim to explore their problems. The results concluded that majority of the respondents were in 31-50 years of age belonged to general caste and nuclear families and were in government jobs. Majority of the respondents were disagreed on the statements that workplace environment was not very pleasant and safe, however majority of rural respondents also reported inappropriate work environment with lack of power-supply and heat/cold facilities. Suitable accommodation; transfer and limited participation in social network were the major social problems of rural respondents. Results highlighted that personal factors such as respondents’ education, material possession and social participation were significantly associated with social problems of respondents of both areas. Majority of the working women had to walk a long distance to the place of work. They used to travel by bus to reach the office which resulted tiredness. Severe headache, high incidence of anxiety and sleep disturbance were the psychological problems faced by rural and urban respondents. Further results revealed that non-availability of servant, overloaded work at home and role conflict were the major domestic problems felt by rural respondents. Rural working women also faced economic problems due to no other source of income and their income was entirely controlled by their family members. Factors such as respondents’ age, education, material possession and social participation were significantly associated with domestic problems among rural respondents. Regarding child care management results revealed that half of the respondents managed care of children by family members during office hours. A good percentage of working women managed child care at aganwadi, day care center and crèche etc. Majority of the respondents were satisfied by child care management.
Subject: Sociology
Theme: Problems of rural and urban working women – a sociological comparative study
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2018
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