PARTICIPATION OF FEMALE FARM LABOUR IN AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES: IMPACT ON HOME ENVIRONMENT

Article Id: ARCC709 | Page : 154 - 158
Citation :- PARTICIPATION OF FEMALE FARM LABOUR IN AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES: IMPACT ON HOME ENVIRONMENT.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2012.(31):154 - 158
J.K. Gill and Usha Jindal
Address : Department of family resource management, College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, India

Abstract

Present study was undertaken to know the impact of female farm labour’s participation in agricultural and allied activities on home environment and the factors associated with their participation. A multistage, stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 120 respondents from the Punjab. Mean scores were calculated to see the extent of the impact and factors associated with the participation of women. The F-ratio was worked out to see the significance of the differences in impact and various factors. The results revealed that majority of the respondents belonged to the age group of 35-45 years. Most of these women were illiterate and belonged to the nuclear family system with 0-6 members. In terms of family life, the positive impact of women’s participation in agriculture and allied activites was low and negative impact was high especially on personal health. Feeling of responsibility, economic necessity and income supplementation were the major factors for their participation.

Keywords

Farm labour Women Home environment.

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