women in agriculture

Women in Indian Agriculture Trends and Correlates


Author: Sucharita Sen, Abraham Daniel Raj, Sreenita Mondal & Soumi Chatterjee, The authors are Executive Director and Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Research Associate and Research Fellow at SaciWATERs, Hyderabad and PhD Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University respectively.

Issue: Women and Work 

Date: 1st July, 2018



The paper explores the trajectory of defeminisation in Indian agriculture for over three decades based on NSSO and Labour Bureau data between 1983 and 2015. It concludes that withdrawals due to education and increased household incomes can only partially explain the trends.


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