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Beyond the boundary: middle-class women in income-generating activities in Burdwan, India

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Sil, Pallabi

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Work is a part of the life of women irrespective of their social and class locations. Women act as agents of social change and create new social spaces for themselves through income-generating but often informal occupations. This paper looks at the increasing involvement of middle-class Bengali women in various types of informal income-generating activities, and examines how their social space is changed through their work outside of home. Burdwan, a medium-sized urban centre of India, has an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86465
Source: Contemporary South Asia
DOI: 10.1080/0958493042000272186

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