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    Community, seclusion and female labour force participation in Madras, India

    Vera-Sanso, Penny (1995) Community, seclusion and female labour force participation in Madras, India. Third World Planning Review 17 (2), pp. 155-157. ISSN 0142-7849.

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    The argument in this paper is that explanations of female labour force participation operating exclusively at the level of the structure of the economy and/or the household fail to see the impact on labour force participation of the intermediate social context in which households are embedded, that is the wider kingroup and community. In the context of two low-income settlements in Madras, whether women and girls work and under what conditions is explained in terms of the articulation of household composition with economic and ideological factors as they are, or are expected to be, interpreted by kin and community.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): gender, work, poverty, urban, India, labour market, Chennai
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Penny Vera-Sanso
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 10:49
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:11


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