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

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The Unresolved Dilemma-Child Care Options in Agricultural Contexts

Child Care Options in Agricultural Contexts Rajalakshmi Sriram Hemalatha Ganapathy This paper examines the changing circumstances of women's lives and work, the consequent burden of multiple roles and the child care support systems utilised by them in the face of practical constraints. Focusing on child care, it presents evidence from four unique researches which have studied not only the child care supports used by employed mothers but also women's perceptions about these, their preferences and the options viewed by communities as viable. Drawing from this, conceptual issues pertaining to child care have been raised and a strong argument made in favour of adequate child care services.

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