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Gender and Water: The Indian Context

Gender and Water: The Indian Context
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Author(s): Mononita Kundu Das (Centre for Gender Studies, National Law University Jodhpur, India) and Rituparna Das (Faculty of Policy Science, National Law University Jodhpur, India)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 20
Source title: Gender Economics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7510-8.ch021

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Abstract

This chapter examines the welfare implication of wage revisions for two Indian unorganized sector female workers with opposite preference patterns for income and leisure in drought-prone zone. The female workers here face a gender-based wage gap and the inconveniences caused by water shortage adversely affect their effective incomes since females are the major users of water in the family. This chapter also makes a couple of recommendations for policymakers and legislators. It experiments with alternative utility functions in neoclassical microeconomic behavioural model framework.

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