A Study on the Problems of Migrant Women Workers In Thuvakudi, Trichy District

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S. Srinivasan

Bharathidasan University

Ponnuswami Ilango

Bharathidasan University

Date Written: December 12, 2012

Abstract

This research study focuses on Socio Economic Condition and problems of Migrant Women Workers. The migrant women workers face several problems such as low wages, health hazards, sexual exploitation and denial of their fundamental rights. Through this study the researcher aims to analyze the life of these migrant women workers. The specific objectives of the study are to identify the occupational, economic status, child care services available, health problems and exploitation faced by the women migrant workers and the expectations of the migrant women workers. The research design used for this study is descriptive. The sampling strategy used is simple random through lottery method. Data was collected from 100 respondents using an interview schedule by directly interviewing the respondents. The study reveals that fifty eight percent of the respondents belonged to the age group of 20-40 years; sixty five percent of the respondents are married. Perhaps their family commitments after marriage forced the married persons to work. Majority ninety eight percent migrated within the state of Tamil Nadu, seventy six percent of the migrated from rural to urban area because of poverty, unemployment, less wages in their native place. Eighty seven percent say that safety programs are conducted to ensure the safety of the workers. Eighty seven percent say that they are not able to save money from their income. Forty six percent of the respondents were highly dissatisfied with their working conditions. Majority of the respondents, seventy six percent, did not receive social security benefits such as maternity benefits. Sixty six percent of the respondents expect education, child care, proper housing facilities from the government and the agency. The existing labor laws must be strictly enforced to save migrant women workers from exploitation and to receive their rightful wages. Making awareness of rights and policies of migrant workers women will definitely make a change in their lives in the future.

Suggested Citation

Srinivasan, S. and Ilango, Ponnuswami, A Study on the Problems of Migrant Women Workers In Thuvakudi, Trichy District (December 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2389299 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2389299

S. Srinivasan (Contact Author)

Bharathidasan University ( email )

Tiruchirappalli
Tamil Nadu
India

Ponnuswami Ilango

Bharathidasan University ( email )

Tiruchirappalli
Tamil Nadu
India

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