Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Study of socio-economic status of female workers in some selected brick Kilns in Karad, Maharashtra, India
Author(s): Irumjahan Khan, Rajan More
Abstract: India ranks second in brick manufacturing sector in world and have annual turnover of more than 10000 crores. It generates employment of seasonal nature. Workers in brick industry are from deprived sectors and whole family work as a unit. Half of the workers in the brick industry are woman. Females work to earn money as well as do the job of bearing and rearing the children. Thus woman plays two roles of reproduction and production. The work of female workers in brick industry is least recognized and effect of the work on health of female workers is less studied. Female workers are introduced into the work at an early phase of their life due to poverty and most of them remain uneducated. Family size of the female is large and majority of them show addiction. Socioeconomic status of female workers in brick industry is very low. Female suffer from many reproductive and health problems. Objective of our study was to study the socioeconomic status of female workers in brick industry.