Nabadiganta: A New Horizon? Patriarchy, Globalization, and Women’s Agency in the IT Sector

  • Mousumi Dutta
  • Zakir HusainEmail author


The integration of the Indian economy with the global economic system from the 1990s created substantial employment opportunities at the high ends of the formal sector. The Information Technology (IT) sector was one of the fastest growing of these sectors.


Information Technology Gender Stereotyping Household Chore Household Task Woman Worker 
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The survey was part of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation-Institute of Development Studies Kolkata project, ‘Women, Work and Education’. We are grateful to Achin Chakraborty (IDSK) and Uttam Bhattacharya (IDSK) for their suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsPresidency UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Population Research CentreInstitute of Economic GrowthDelhiIndia

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