Occupational Health Problems Faced by Female Beedi Workers at Khajamalai, Trichy District, Tamil Nadu
International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013
6 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2014
Date Written: February 9, 2013
This study aimed at gaining insight into the "Occupational Health Problems Faced by Female Beedi Workers at Khajamalai, Trichy." The research design used for this study is descriptive. The research selected 50 families for the study using a purposive sampling method. Only those female heads of the families who were involved in Beedi work and who were willing to answer the schedule were included for the study. The main objective of the study was to know the working conditions and health status. Most of the respondents, 62 percent, had work for less than 20 days. Therefore their earning capacity was also less. Majority 72 percent of the respondents were working for contractors which showed that they were subjected to exploitation. 46 percent of the respondents rolled 31-40 bundles daily. This shows that respondents were involved in very hard work. Majority 76 percent of the respondents stated that they had health problems. Majority 70 percent of the respondent stated that their health problems were due to their occupation. Majority 76 percent of the respondents expressed that they had a spouse who was alcoholic and as a result.
Keywords: Occupation, Health, Female, Beedi workers, Unorganized
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