Work Problems Faced by Aged Construction Workers in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu
SLAP Journal of Social Science ISSN-0975 9999, 2013
4 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2014
Date Written: October 16, 2013
The Aged women construction workers faced several problems such as low wages, health hazards, exploitation and denial of their fundament al rights. Through this study the researcher aims to analyse the life of these aged women workers. The specific objectives of the study are to study socio, economic background, occupational problems, health problems, suitable measures to improve the health status. The research design used for this study is descriptive. The sampling strategy used is simple random method. Data was collected from 70 respondents using an interview schedule by directly interviewing the respondents. The study reveals that all the respondents belonged to the age group of above 55 years, all the respondents were engaged in construction work and eighty eight percent of the respondents were highly dissatisfied with their working conditions. 91 percent of the respondents had no good health condition due to work condition. 80 percent of the respondents were illiterate. 89 percent of the respondent’s severe head ache due to construction work.
Keywords: Aged women, Construction workers, Health Problem, Occupation
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