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Women, working conditions and efficiency; the Indian experience.


Women, working conditions and efficiency; the Indian experience.

Ed. by Veena Gandotra and Sarjoo Patel.

New Century Pub. (New Delhi)


216 pages




While the Constitution of India provides equal rights and opportunities for both genders, specific provisions for the protection and welfare of those working in agriculture and the units in small and informal sectors--the predominant workplaces of Indian women--are not covered by most of the statutes. In this text, 21 Indian academics and researchers contribute 16 chapters examining the working conditions of India's women workers in these unprotected areas. Several chapters analyze working conditions for women in agriculture, particularly those in organic farming. The others consider conditions for women in non-agricultural occupations, including discussion of the ergonomics and safety and health issues for workers in offices, kitchen work centers, the tea industry, food processing, and health care. For scholars, researchers, policy makers, and development specialists. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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