Status of women in Bihar: Exploring Transformation in Work and Gender Relations (Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2013)

This monograph explores the nature and extent of transformation in the status of women with respect to work and gender relations over time by eliciting information on economic, political and social aspects to ascertain whether transition towards gender equality and empowerment is witnessed in rural Bihar. A qualitative study based on a survey of 106 groups of women in 14 selected villages across 9 districts of north and south Bihar, broad dimensions pertaining to women’s lives with respect to their work, their access to basic amenities, the impact of male migration on women and children and the influence of public policies are studied.

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