The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000: The Challenge Ahead
SAGE Publications India, Jan 7, 2005 - Social Science - 263 pages
This important and comprehensive volume vividly depicts the current status of women and girls in West Bengal. The analysis has been conducted in the framework of the socio-economic and politico-cultural ambience that has characterized the state in recent decades. The contributors highlight both areas of strength and vulnerability and clearly demonstrate that the status of women cannot be conceived as monolithic or static—it has many facets and is in a state of constant flux. The analysis of macro data is supported by revealing micro studies based on field surveys and an examination of cultural trends.
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15 major 24 Parganas age group all-India anaemia Andhra Pradesh Appendix Table artists Assam awareness Bankura Bardhaman Birbhum birth Calcutta Caste and community Census of India cent centres Chart child cultural Dakshin Dinajpur Darjeeling Delhi Dinajpur districts domestic chores dowry earning economic empowerment enrolment Female Male Female gender Haora Haryana Hoogli household income increased issues Jadavpur University Jalpaiguri karta kartris Kerala Koch Bihar Kolkata labour large number level of formal literacy Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mahila Maldah marriage married Medinipur Murshidabad Muslim Nadia number of women occupational class Orissa panchayat participation percentage political population programmes Purulia Rank response role rural and urban rural areas Rural Urban Combined Santhal SC/ST scheduled tribe sector sex-ratio social society socio-economic Source survey Tamil Nadu Total tribal women urban areas Uttar Pradesh village violence West Bengal women in West women’s organizations workers