Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Emerging trends and pattern of women employment in India: Evidence from NSS data
Author(s): Arvind Kumar
Abstract: This paper explains the trends and pattern of women employment in agricultural sector in India. Since 1993-94 to 2011-12 based on data revealed by National Sample Survey organized. The employment estimates is based on both usual principal and subsidiary status. There has been a minor shift in employment away from agriculture to non- agriculture sector in the case of both rural female and urban female. Therefore, in secondary and territory sector, the share of employment is slowly increasing. The main findings of the study reveal structural change with decline in agriculture employment for both male and female employment. The female employment has, however shown a continuous decline in all sectors than their male counterparts. The policy implication of the study is to create more employment opportunities through various policy measures. This is more important for female as they are the deprived sections of the society.