ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wage Differentials in Agriculture by Caste, Sex and Operations

Sex and Operations Sunanda Krishnamurty Women workers of agricultural labour households, irrespective of their caste or region, are at a disadvantage vis-a-vis their male counterparts in terms of relative wages in agricultural operations. The average daily wage earned by women is lower than that earned by men in every operation including transplanting and weeding which are largely female tasks. At the all-India level, male/female wage differentials have decreased in 1974-75 as compared to 1964-65. However, in the case of scheduled caste women, in three agricultural operations, and in the case of scheduled tribe women, in two agricultural operations, wage differentials have increased in 1974-75 as compared to 1964-65.

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