Silkworm rearing by rural women in karnataka: A path to empowerment

Geetha, G. S. and Indira, R. (2011) Silkworm rearing by rural women in karnataka: A path to empowerment. INDIAN JOURNAL OF GENDER STUDIES, 18 (1). pp. 89-102.

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Official URL: DOI: 10.1177/097152151001800105

Abstract

Silkworm rearing is an important source of livelihood for rural women in Karnataka, South India. It means financial security, increased socio-economic status, increased control over decision-making and the opportunity to save and spend. The women are self-employed, carry out silkworm rearing in the vicinity of or in their own homesteads with a known peer group, which helps them to balance both household and economic activity. Recognition of rural women as major contributors towards silk production and improvement of service delivery to them is the need of the hour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women's participation; women's empowerment; silkworm rearing; silk/mulberry/cocoon market
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Sociology
Divisions: Department of > Sociology
Depositing User: lpa venkatesh user
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 09:51
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/2560

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