International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part E (2021)
Working hours choice of married women in informal sector activities: A case study of Kesargarh village, Purulia district
Women’s participation in the labour market varies greatly across countries. Female labour force participation plays a significant role for the development of an economy. The participation of women is the outcome of various macro and individual factors. In developing countries the participation of married women in the labour force (Informal sector) is complex.
Against this backdrop the present study is an attempt to analyse the determinants of working hours choice of married women informal sector. Informal employment is generally a major source of employment in the developing countries. The study is based on an individual survey conducted in a village (namely Kesharghar from Hura block) of Purulia district, West Bengal. Most of the employed married women of this village are depends on agriculture and labour Working as their main source of income. Some of women respondents are joint with maid, vegetable seller, tuition teacher etc. In case married women labour supply curve is not backward bending which shows a direct relation between working hour and labour income. Working Hours of Married Women in Informal Sector is depends upon two determination namely labour income and work nature. To our knowledge not much of works in this direction was done in the context of West Bengal.
How to cite this article:
Santanu Bhattacharya. Working hours choice of married women in informal sector activities: A case study of Kesargarh village, Purulia district. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):330-333.