Land, Labour and Livelihoods: Indian Women's Perspectives by Bina Fernandez, Meena Gopal, Orlanda Ruthven

By Bina Fernandez, Meena Gopal, Orlanda Ruthven

This e-book brings jointly a special number of theoretical and empirical analyses of women’s entry to land, labour and livelihoods in modern India. The authors realize that gender family needs to be seen intersectionally, besides different social relationships corresponding to caste, ethnicity, faith, sexuality and age, on the way to tell an built-in research of women’s chronic drawback in India. The chapters learn a various diversity of rural and concrete livelihoods inside sectors similar to tea plantations, nursing, hair salons, intercourse paintings and waste assortment. Documenting the shifts in those sectors within the context of financial liberalization, the authors supply insights at the demanding situations of improvement interventions as ladies negotiate shifts of their livelihood techniques. Written to have interaction, the contributions to this e-book should be of curiosity either to the overall reader and to teachers and practitioners in improvement and gender/women’s studies.

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The chapter nonetheless points to factors that influence levels of recognition and control for women entrepreneurs. The size of a collective enterprise, for example, clearly influences women’s control over it. Women’s control is further influenced by their age and life cycle stage. In the case of larger households (joint families), women in their 50s have the biggest control or bargaining power; among younger women, influence is circumscribed by men and older women. In nuclear families, however, younger women tend to exercise joint control with their husbands and have greater decision-making powers.

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