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Gender in Economics-The Indian Experience

he recognition of the possibilities of bias, ought in a truly scientific endeavour, lead to corrective measures. However, when the dominant perspectives themselves are not free from that bias, both the recognition and the correction do not take place. The dominant perspective reflects the inherent power base that leads to that dominance.

Research on Women and Career-Issues of Methodology

Until the seventies university research on women was almost exclusively focused on the educated employed women. Subsequently while research on poor women became more innovative, highlighting class and gender linkages, studies on educated women were relatively sterile yielding little by way of either new methodology or insight A major reason for this lies in the uncritical imitation of the Western theoretical model of sex roles and role conflicts.

Birds in a Cage-Changes in Bengali Social Life as Recorded in Autobiographies by Women

Changes in Bengali Social Life as Recorded in Autobiographies by Women Srabashi Ghosh "Birds in a Cage", that is how Rasasundari, a self-taught lady and the first Bengali autobiographer described the condition of women in her book published in 1876. The autobiography of Manikuntala, a front-ranking leader of the undivided Communist Party, was published in 1982. In between we find quite a few autobiographies written by Bengali women. Their accounts span the better part of two centuries.

Feminism in a Traditional Society

Feminism in a Traditional Society? Feminism in a Traditional Society: Women of the Manipur Valley by Manjusri Chaki-Sircar; Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1984; pp xiii + 247, Rs 150.

Credit Markets in Rural South India

M J Bhende This study analyses aspects of rural financial markets in three villages of three agroclimatic zones of peninsular South India. In the Andhra Pradesh village private moneylenders are an important source of credit, whereas in the Maharashtra village co-operative societies and land development banks play an important role. Institutional credit is concentrated in the richer households having large farm and family size, and headed by more educated, older heads. On the other hand, those households who farmed more land but were less educated, and had fewer livestock and more irrigated area relied more heavily on informal credit. Borrowers usually succeed in diverting credit from the stipulated purpose to others. The largest defaulters are those households who have borrowed most from institutional sources. Relatively, households with larger families and higher dependencv ratios are more care to default.

Agriculture, Employment and Poverty

V M Dandekar One of the fundamental problems of development is whether removal or alleviation of poverty can be left to the general course of economic development or whether a direct attack would be necessary and successful. The purpose of the present paper is to delineate the course of public policy and performance in India in both these directions.

Land Sales and Land Prices in Punjab 1952-53 to 1978-79

 H S Shergill The importance of land sales and land prices in the evolution of land ownership structure notwithstanding, these have not been given adequate attention by scholars in developing countries. Non-availability of reliable secondary data on land sales and land prices seems to be mainly responsible for this gap in the literature. The present study has two main objectives in view (i) to discern the trends in land sales and land prices in post- independence Punjab; and (ii) to analyse the impact of Green Revolution on land sales and land prices.

Agricultural Growth in India-A Review of Experiences and Prospects

A Review of Experiences and Prospects V M Rao R S Deshpande While the agricultural sector has witnessed some startling breakthroughs, doubts are now being expressed whether the growth is fast enough and sustained enough to carry the economy through the next few critical decades. This paper examines the shifts in the sources of growth since the sixties from area increase to improvements in yields; growth in irrigation and in the use of modern inputs; and takes a brief look at the recent changes in the agriculture's terms of trade. Against this background the authors pose the complex question of the relationship between agricultural growth and the welfare of the rural masses and identify three major frontiers which need to be crossed to push agricultural growth beyond its present limits.

Administrative Style and Government Purpose

A P Saxena The administrative apparatus along with its systems and procedures is becoming complex, even cumbersome. At the same time the rising expectations of the people at large make it increasingly clear that expeditious achievement of government purpose is crucial, which in turn is related to administrative style. The article suggests a package of measures to minimise the situation of dissonance and promote increasing convergence between administrative style and government purpose.

Experiment in Workers Management-Sonali Tea Garden, 1973-1981

Sonali Tea Garden, 1973-1981 Ratna Sen This article deals with an experiment in workers' management of a tea garden in the eastern region of India. While the experiment related informal terms to the creation of a co-operative for take-over of a tea estate abandoned by its owners, the main point of interest is the efficient management of the garden by the workers who nursed it back from a point of sickness to a position of health without any of the traditional accoutrements of management.

New information Technologies and Developing Countries-Implications for Human Resources Development

Developing Countries Implications for Human Resources Development Dieter Ernst Private firms based in the major OECD countries are under increasing pressure to expand the worldwide proliferation of their technologies, penetrate or at least retain increasingly protected markets and spread (he excessive cost burden of research and development. On the other hand, the process of transferring and disseminating technology, once started, is increasingly eroding the capacity of these very firms, including the most powerful multinational corporations, to control this technology, i e, to remain in a position of technological dominance.


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