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Q.8:- Compared to urban women, more rural women are found working. Why?

 

Answer:-



The percentage of female workforce in the rural areas is nearly 30 % while it is only 14 % in the urban areas. The data shows that rural women are more working than urban women. This is because:
1. Rural women are more insecure and poor than urban women due to bigger size of family and lesser source of income.
2. As in the agricultural and allied activities, high degree of skills and specialisations is not required, so, rural women engage themselves to support their family on farms.
3. Female literacy in India is improving, yet it has to get much better before urban female accounts for higher share in the total female workforce.