ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Distress-Driven Employment and Feminisation of Work in Kasargod District, Kerala

This paper examines the feminisation of labour in a rural agrarian district in Kerala beset by agrarian indebtedness and distress. Without disregarding that women in less developed and agrarian economies are mostly engaged in agriculture and related activities, the focus here is on the newfound "interest" of women in economic activities in the rural sector in a changed economic scenario. In terms of the theoretical framework of the joint labour supply model of households, it examines the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of female
employment in Kasargod, one of the economically distressed districts in Kerala.

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 53rd Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics held at Udaipur, 17-19
December 2011. I would like to thank the discussant Ritu Dewan and the participants for their comments and suggestions. I am grateful to
Vathsala Narasimhan for her guidance on this research, which was part of my PhD dissertation. Thanks are also due to Santhosh Abraham
for his critical remarks. I am also grateful to an anonymous referee for comments.

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