|About the Book|
Combining empirical research and detailed case studies based on actual fieldwork, this book examines the interrelated issues of labor, gender, and survival among urban workers and the urban poor in India. It provides a gendered understanding of the functioning of the urban labor market and of household survival strategies. By weaving together theoretical insights and empirical evidence, the author suggests ways of introducing gender as an analytical category into the discipline of political economy. Labour and Gender will be of great interest to economists and all those engaged in gender and development studies. [The book] provides useful information on the issues relating to labour and gender and the possibilities of female participation in the market as wage-earners in a conservative society....provides a comprehensive understanding of a very important issue: how the division of labor between men and women take place in poor urban families in order to maximize the chances of survival.