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Women in Indian Agriculture: Trends and Correlates

With structural changes and neo-liberal globalisation there has been some evidence of feminisation of agricultural workforce in developing countries(Deere, 2005; Allen and Sachs, 2007). It has been observed that while proportion of labour force working in agriculture declined over the 1990s, the proportion of women working in agriculture increased in developing countries (Cornheil 2008). The Indian case, however, seen in a long-term perspective, captures a trend which is contrary to the above-mentioned literature. For the last three decades, there has...

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