HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 3 no. 1 (2012)

Unemployment among Women in Meghalaya

Erica M. Lyngdoh

Discipline: Social Science



Unemployment is widely regarded as a major social and economic global problem since it is directly connected with earning abilities and therefore welfare of the person and her/his family. Unemployment is an enormous issue and is important indicator of lack of human welfare in developing countries like India. The study intends to investigate the ground realities of the problems associated with unemployment of women in Meghalaya and issues connected with possible gender biases, education related as well as behavior of the labour market for women workers. Thus with the help of a selected number of indicators of unemployment, the main objectives of the study are: (a) To identify the causes of unemployment among women in Meghalaya; (b) to analyze the relationship of unemployment with education and gender. From the study it was found that the work participation rate of females in Meghalaya is much higher than the all India level. The prevailing employment market scenario and the relative status of various occupations in the society, greatly influence the job aspirations of the persons entering the active working life.