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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 145) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00024.X

Female Work Participation in Nadia District, West Bengal: Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Ghosh Pijus Kanti*

Research Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia

*Corresponding Author Email: moolinti.ganesh@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.


The work participation of female is a significant indicator for advancement of society and their economic liberty. But in our country and state, the female workforce participation rate is still low and Nadia district is no exception. In this paper an attempted has been made to assessing the concentration and distribution of female worker, male female work participation disparity, category wise male female main and marginal worker and relationship between literacy rate and female work participation rate. Concentration of female worker is analyzed with the help of location quotient and work participation disparity is assessed by using the shoper's index method modified by Kundu and Rao. Relationship between literacy rate and female work participation rate is examined with the application of regression analysis. From the result analysis it is revelled that, female work participation rate is highly concentrated in southern part of the district while the rate is quite low in the northern part. A wide gap is found between male female work participation rates. Male work participation rate is too high than female work participation rate in every C.D. block. Disparity between MWPR and FWPR is relatively high in northern C.D. blocks than southern block and female work participation rate is strongly negatively co-related with female literacy rate. So, strengthening of women economic power and development of society women participation in workforce is very important.



Agricultural laborers, Female work participation, Labour force, Literacy, Marginal Worker.


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