Socio-economic status of fisherwomen

Sathiadhas, R and Khader, Vijaya and Hassan, Femeena and Kasim, H M and Sudhakara, N S and Narayanakumar, R and Dhanapal, K and Lakshmi, J (2003) Socio-economic status of fisherwomen. In: Workshop on Empowerment of Fisher Women, 13-14 October 2003, Hyderabad.

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Abstract

In India, women constitute about 50 per cent of the population and comprise one third of the labour force. Women account for 32.5 per cent of the total work force of 121.63 million (1993-94) and the figure is still increasing day by day. Among the different sectors of the Indian economy where women contribute significantly, fishery sector is an important one. Out of the 5.4 million active fishers in India, 3.8 million (70.37%) are fishermen and 1.6 million (29.63%) are fisherwomen.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Socio-economic status; fisherwomen
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Socio Economic and Extension > Fishing Community
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:8615
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:15 Jun 2011 14:20
Last Modified:19 Jul 2011 14:12

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