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Women, Kerala and Some Development Issues

K Saradamoni The author's survey of socio-economic changes in Kerala, with the focus on the situation of women, leads to the conclusion that what has happened is not that Kerala has become a development model but that it has uncritically accepted and internalised other models.

In Good Season and Bad

In Good Season and Bad K Saradamoni Coping with Seasonality and Drought by Martha Alter Chen; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1991; pp 242, price not given.

Labour, Land and Rice Production-Women s Involvement in Three States

Women's Involvement in Three States K Saradamoni The underlying assumption in many studies which examine the situation of agricultural labour is that the male worker is the main breadwinner and the sole supporter of women and children. This study which examines the involvement of women

Muddy Feet, Dirty Hands-Rice Production and Female Agricultural Labour

This paper presents detailed data on the involvement of women in the production and processing of paddy, viz, activities in which large number of women have been traditionally engaged. By doing so, the authors propose to:

Women s Status in Changing Agrarian- Relations-A Kerala Experience

This paper examines the changes brought about in the lives and status of women by changes in the agrarian structure. The area studied is Palghat district in Kerala. The author examines how the progressive breakdown of landlordism in Palghat and the accompanying socio-cultural changes affected women belonging to different strata of the agricultural community.

Education, Employment and Land-ownership-Role of Caste and Economic Factors

'reservations' for Scheduled Castes and Seheduled Tribes have apparently subsided. Though these agitations released much heat, two relevant questions were not asked. One, why is it that after three decades of independence and planned development we have not been able to free the Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes and other backward .sections of the population from the need lor special protection? Two, who among the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and what percentage of them have benefited from the policy of reservation? There is yet another important question which perhaps may not elicit lunch response today. That is, whether the special help given to the identified and acknowledged deprived section of the population has stood in the way of others, and if so, to what extent, The reservation question has a political overtone, and no politically ambitious per- sou would find it easy to demand a review of the reservation policy or to say anything against it. It is not un- eornmon to hear such statements as "without reservation the Scheduled Castes would not have got even the little they have got" from those who sympathise with the plight of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Though this cannot be fully denied, the fact that the bulk of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have not benefited from reservation in educational institutions and employment and that they are far below the advanced sections of the society cannot be ignored. Tu fact, the question why they still need reservation would raise a host of issues related to social and economic development, including education and manpower planning.

Inter-State Differences in Manufacturing Workers Earnings- A Study in Money and Real Wages

An attempt is made in this paper to study inter-State differences in manufacturing workers' earnings in both money as well as real terms. Using data published by the Labour Bureau, the author finds that inter-State differences have been widening in both money and real earnings. The differences are somewhat less in the case of real earn- ings, but they are nevertheless significant.

Inter-State Differences in Manufacturing and Workers Earnings

Inter-State differences in average industrial earnings of workers is largely the result of differences in the industrial composition in the States. States with more high wage industries have a higher industrial earnings rate per worker than States with more low paying industries.

Growth of Manufacturing Employment in the States, 1950-63

diversification by computing what are called the 'diversification indices', and how these can be used in the analysis of the problem, is also shown.
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