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Problems of Women Education and Employment in India

Chhaya Shukla, Mohit Pub, 2003, viii, 167 p, tables, ISBN : 8174451404, $20.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Problems of Women Education and Employment in India/Chhaya Shukla

Contents: Preface. 1. The demographic and educational structure of women in India. 2. The occupational structure of women. 3. Projection of educated women and women labour force for 1990-2000 AD. 4. Demographic factors as the cause of women’s employment. 5. Consistency between the occupational prestige of husbands and wives. 6. Consequence of women’s employment on fertility. 7. Family composition and the sharing of domestic responsibilities. 8. Working women as home makers and as mothers. 9. Pattern of social interaction of working and non-working women. 10. Consequences of women’s employment on their attitudes.

"Women in India are facing various problems, these problems encircle their lives, their livelihood, their relationship with elders, their husbands and their colleagues when they work outside their homes. The old stereotype scenario is changing very fast and the new problems and dimensions are emerging. As the unemployment in India is on increase, women find themselves very hard-pressed for employment. The working women still find themselves in a very difficult position to adjust with the work and home, each one demands greater attention. The problems regarding pregnancy and maternity leaves still enrages many office bosses, they find it an excuse for sacking of their unwanted female staff. Certain services still demand unmarried girls as a qualification for job, the girls have to leave the job when they marry. Sexual exploitation and harassment is also becoming a bigger problem in big and small cities of India. The raising of children, teaching and education of the children demands greater time and energy. The office going women is unable to cope with these demands.

This book covers all these aspects and various other problems of women, their employment, and their problems very effectively. It is hoped that this book will enlighten women social workers, their organisations, social welfare administrators and social researchers alike." (jacket)

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