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

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Case Study of a Village in Tamil Nadu

Labour, Market Linkages and Gender

This paper, through a study conducted in a village in Tamil Nadu, analyses the labour-use patterns and determinants of labour absorption in a mixed farming system. It looks at the inter-relationship between agriculture, labour and market linkages in terms of skills and wages. The strong role of hired women labour in agriculture, cropping patterns and market linkages have been given a gender perspective. The impact of the employment on the intra-household power relationship has also been discussed.

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