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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018
Women in Hyderabad IT Industry and their Social Life
Abstract: India is among the countries where gender favoritism in all fields of life is perceptible. Women's rights are desecrated and subjugated. Moreover, women do not have their voice or independent attitude; even they are not given the right to fix on about their life. Persisting social and cultural norms of Indian society restricts women's mobility, their contribution in paid job and also divest them from their inherited property. It is general perception that nations cannot make notable progress in any fields of life until their women are subjugated and desecrated. Therefore, there is a need of empowering women for elevating their status as well as the status of their family, society and nation. Keeping in view, the importance of the issue, present study was conducted. Main objectives of the research were to determine the social status level of women in study area and to identify the social and cultural factors that influence women's social status especially in domestic area. For this rationale a sample of 550 married women of reproductive age (15-49) excluding widows and divorced were taken from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Information regarding demography, household, area and other social and cultural variables was collected through a prearranged interview schedule, in order to understand the intricacy of the phenomenon of women's social status. Different statistical tools like t-test, chi square analysis, gamma statistic, Somers's d statistic, correlation, one way ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis, were used to systematically present the data collected, and to develop the relationship among the various descriptive variables and dependent variable (women's social status). In order to examine the causality of relationship between the variables, multiple-linear regression model was developed. The descriptive analysis indicated that majority of women had be short of resources, their paid job participation was negligible, they were less educated as compared to their spouses, and had low level of consciousness about their rights. Their political interest and group involvement were not encouraging. They had less decision making capacity, less control over resources, less mobility and lower level of contribution in family discussions. In contrast, they had modest level of social networking and were receiving good assistance of their spouses in daily affairs. The analysis revealed that safe and protected future of women ensures their social status. Moreover the deduction based on bi-variety analysis indicated that greater, part of variables included in the study were statistically connected with women's social status.
Keywords: Women, Social Status, Family, Education, work life balance
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,
Pages: 1725 - 1733