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

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Marginalisation of Women Workers

While liberalisation may have increased employment, it has worsened the quality of employment, especially for women. The article studies macro-level data to analyse employment of men and women. Data collection by official agencies uses faulty processes and much of women's work remains invisible. A macro-level field study of the leather tanning industry in Tamil Nadu shows that gender subordination is built into the system. Employment generation does not necessarily translate into a better deal for labour, especially women.

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