A Descriptive Study on Problems of Women Workers in Construction Industry at Tiruchirappalli

Author : N Chitra | 2016
Published By: IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science

The process of globalization, export oriented industrialization and relocation of industries from the developed to developing countries lead to increase in women workers in unorganized sector. The nature of women’s work ranges from wage employment or self-employment, family labour and piece rated work. The unorganized sector has no clear-cut employer-employee relationships and lacks most forms of social protection. Having no fixed employer, these workers are casual, contractual, migrant, home based, own-account workers who attempt to earn a living from whatever meager assets and skills they possess. Skilled and unskilled construction workers work with low wages. They are working under unsecured environment or work culture. They are migrating from different regions and states leaving their native villages in search of daily job and is one of the main reasons for their extreme exploitation. Construction industry is the major source of employment for workers in the unorganized sector. The aim of this study is to describe the problems faced by the women construction workers in Trichy district. The present study is descriptive in nature. The universe of the present study includes the population of women construction workers in hot spots. As the population is infinite, the researcher had used the non-probability- convenient sampling method was adopted for collecting the sample. The sample size of the present study is 50. The researcher used self-prepared questionnaire for collecting data on demographical details. For the purpose of this research work, standardized tool on Problem Checklist for Working Women by Vishwa Vijaya Singh (1997), to assess the problems of working women was used. The study gives suggestions to improve the living conditions based on the findings.

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