Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Socio-economic and health conditions of marginalized groups unorganised working class women
Author(s): Neha Gupta
Abstract: No society is liberated from marginalised groups and weaker sections. Although, the central reason behind marginalization vary from society to society. Marginalization is a symbol that refers to processes by which individuals or groups are kept at or pushed beyond the edges of society. The research paper is an attempt to study the socio- economic and health status of marginalised groups and communities - women, migrants and unorganised working class women. Women on one hand are primarily engaged in the strenuous unskilled work with minimal safeguard of possession and wages and on the other hand, the conditions of male workers are better than female workers in terms of income with better security, wages and occupation. The paper also aspires to underline the discrimination and exploitation of these marginalised groups especially in terms of their reproductive health. Women often face numerous obstructions due to their several identities. For instance, in a patriarchal society, unorganised working class women face double discrimination of being a women and being unorganised workers. Under such situation women face discriminatory treatment in both public (as workers) and private (reproductive) sphere and therefore undergo marginalization. This section of populace requires greater consideration both from government, employees and society. Moreover the paper will study the rights of marginalised working class groups and their disadvantageous conditions that restrict their access to health and healthcare. Issue such as patriarchy, gender and economic inequality, stigma, reproduction and biological role works as a barrier towards socio-economic status and healthcare. The methodology of this paper is based on secondary sources such as journals, reports, books, articles, newspapers and online sources.