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Reconsidering Women's Work in Rural India: Analysis of NSSO Data, 2004-05 and 2011-12

Siddiqui, Zakaria; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Lockie, Stewart; Pritchard , Bill

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The most recent data gathered by the National Sample Survey Office on work participation for women in India reveal a sharp decline, primarily due to the NSSO's conventional measures not accounting for economic activities undertaken by women for the benefit of households. Alternative definitional approaches to the production boundary, such as the Indian System of National Accounts and the United Nations System of National Accounts, somewhat better account for unpaid work by women for households'...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSiddiqui, Zakaria
dc.contributor.authorLahiri-Dutt, Kuntala
dc.contributor.authorLockie, Stewart
dc.contributor.authorPritchard , Bill
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:50:45Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:50:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0012-9976
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/217550
dc.description.abstractThe most recent data gathered by the National Sample Survey Office on work participation for women in India reveal a sharp decline, primarily due to the NSSO's conventional measures not accounting for economic activities undertaken by women for the benefit of households. Alternative definitional approaches to the production boundary, such as the Indian System of National Accounts and the United Nations System of National Accounts, somewhat better account for unpaid work by women for households' own consumption. An analysis of data from the part of the NSSO schedule on employment and unemployment (for 2004-05 and 2011-12) that enquires about various activities undertaken by individuals who report performing household activities as their principal activity, reveals a less dramatic decline than that presented by the more conventional measure of work participation. This finding contributes to a significant rethinking of how rural women's contributions to economic activities for their own households can be better recognised through data.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherK. Raj for Sameeksha Trust
dc.sourceEconomic and Political Weekly
dc.titleReconsidering Women's Work in Rural India: Analysis of NSSO Data, 2004-05 and 2011-12
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume12
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor140211 - Labour Economics
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5177631xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSiddiqui, Zakaria, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLahiri-Dutt, Kuntala, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLockie, Stewart, James Cook University
local.contributor.affiliationPritchard , Bill, University of Sydney
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101682
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage45
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage52
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T07:23:41Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThe Permission to archive the version was granted via email, archived in ERMS6287945
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