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Economics: Labor and Health in South Asia by Vibhuti Patel
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) (2006)
  • Professor Vibhuti Patel
Abstract

In Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, inferior terms of women’s employment perpetuate their subordination in family and society and impact their health adversely. How women are paid and valued in the fields, factories, and offices has direct bearing on women workers’ status within and outside the workplace. The statistical profile of women’s work in South Asia reveals ahigh maternal mortality rate, adverse sex ratios, low levels of literacy, the highest work participation of women in agriculture, and women’s estimated earned income as less than half that of men, signifying the undervaluation and unpaid nature of women’s productive economic contribution

Keywords
  • Migration,
  • Tourism,
  • occupational health,
  • vulnerability,
  • health
Publication Date
Winter March 8, 2006
Citation Information
Professor Vibhuti Patel. "Economics: Labor and Health in South Asia by Vibhuti Patel" The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/professor_vibhutipatel/12/