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Gendered Inequalities in Paid and Unpaid Work of Women in India

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  • Provides valuable insights into the present and future challenges to women’s work

  • Explores issues such as surrogacy, migrant women, and women’s labour through the gender lens

  • Is based on primary data collection to reflect on multiple marginalities of Indian women

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    • Vibhuti Patel, Nandita Mondal
    Pages 1-12

About this book

This book explores Indian women's economic contribution through paid and unpaid work in different sectors of the economy and society in extremely diverse life situations and geographical locations. It highlights gender implications of interlinkages between local, national, regional and global dimensions of women's paid and unpaid work in India. It encompasses a vast canvas of life worlds of working women in the metropolitan, urban, peri-urban, rural, tribal areas in manufacturing, agricultural, fisheries, sericulture, plantation and service sectors of the Indian economy. It provides nuanced insights into intersectional marginalities of caste, class, ethnicity, religion and gender. The chapters are based on primary data collection and triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. It presents the multiple marginalities of Indian women in the globalized political economy of the 21st century. It not only focuses on emerging issues but also suggests evidence-based policy imperatives. This book is an essential read for researchers, scholars, policymakers, practitioners and students of women/gender studies.  

Keywords

  • Paid and unpaid work
  • Dignity and labour
  • Social security and social protection
  • Social capital
  • Economic empowerment
  • Women entrepreneurs

Editors and Affiliations

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences and SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India

    Vibhuti Patel

  • School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

    Nandita Mondal

About the editors

Vibhuti Patel is Ph.D. in Economics, University of Mumbai. She was awarded Visiting Fellowship to the London School of Economics and Politcal Science from Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK, in 1992-93. She has authored and co-authored 12 books; edited and co-edited 9 books and contributed over 100 papers as chapters in various books edited by others. She has also authored and co-authored 34 research monographs and reports. Her research papers, comments, commentaries and reviews have been published in the national as well as international academic journals. For E PG Pathshala, UGC, Delhi, she has been a paper coordinator for ‘Women and Economics’ (20 modules) for M.A. Women’s Studies Course, and she has been a writer for 9 modules and reviewer for 11 modules. Video recorded 11 modules. For course on M.A. in Adult, Continuing and Extension Education, she wrote and presented 4 modules, and video recorded 4 modules.

Nandita Mondal is an assistant professor, Centre for Labour Studies, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and is a trained social worker from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She has worked on empowerment of Koli fisherwomen in Mumbai for her Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai. She has worked with government, nongovernment and corporate as well as educational institutions during her professional career across India spanning nearly three decades. Her research interest covers the issues of women in informal labour, women’s work and dignity, cooperative governance and women, child labour and corporate social responsibility.  She has several refereed publications and numerous professional presentations to her credit.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Gendered Inequalities in Paid and Unpaid Work of Women in India

  • Editors: Vibhuti Patel, Nandita Mondal

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9974-0

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-9973-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-9974-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 277

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Social Justice, Development Studies

Buying options

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-16-9974-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)