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What determines women's agricultural participation? A comparative study of landholding households in rural India

Pattnaik, Itishree; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


This paper examines the key socioeconomic and cultural-demographic factors that determine rural women's labour contributions in agriculture in India,both on family farms(either as cultivators or as familylabour) and as agricultural wage labourer. Based on the analysis of primary data derived from a survey of 800 households from the two Indian states of Gujarat and West Bengal, it establishes that women's work in the farm sector cannot be homogenized. Women's work as additional hands in family...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.03.008


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